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Police powers for Baltimore prosecutor's office could help street drug enforcement, legislative panel is told

Police powers for Baltimore prosecutor's office could help street drug enforcement, legislative panel is told

Giving police powers to investigators from the Baltimore State's Attorney's Office could help with everyday drug enforcement, supporters of the bill told a legislative committee Tuesday night.

"Do you know what 'testers day' is?" Sen. Joan Carter Conway, a Baltimore Democrat speaking in support of the bill, asked members of the Senate Judicial Proceedings committee. The question referred to the day drug dealers offer samples of new product.

"When they throw testers out, you may have 300 people out in the street. If the police are not available, you can send somebody else to get them. You don't just need the Baltimore City police, or wait on the Sheriff's...

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