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U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy

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  • Up in smoke [Commentary]

    Up in smoke [Commentary]
    Last week, the Maryland Senate approved Senate Bill 364, which would "decriminalize" possession of marijuana. The Senate bill, which passed 36 to 8, would remove criminal penalties for possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana and impose small civil...
  • Customs agents seize 128 pounds of cocaine at Baltimore port

    Customs agents seize 128 pounds of cocaine at Baltimore port
    In one of the largest drug busts at the port of Baltimore in years, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seized two gym bags stuffed with nearly 128 pounds of cocaine from a Panamanian shipping container. Customs agents put the estimated street...
  • Maryland can prevent overdose deaths

    With epidemic rates of prescription opioid and heroin deaths in Maryland, families are demanding easier access to the antidote that could save the lives of their loved ones. Naloxone is used safely to reverse the effects of heroin and prescription...
  • White House adds Harford County to federal drug task force

    After years of seeking assistance in combatting its growing drug problem, Harford County won approval Monday to join a regional task force that will direct additional federal resources to the county's drug interdiction effort, the White House announced...
  • Feds name Harford a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area

    Harford County was added Monday to the national list of High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas in recognition of the county's drug crime problem. Along with seven other counties across the country, Harford was added to the ranks of High Intensity Drug...
  • Parents, relatives to push for more drug education in Harford schools

    Bill Bloom, of Bel Air, has watched a 19-year-old cousin die from a heroin overdose and his 23-year-old brother struggle with drug addiction. "There needs to be something in place to help these kids," he said, adding if he can help save one person's...
  • Anti-intimidation effort recruits Anthony

    Representatives of NBA star Carmelo Anthony are negotiating with federal and state officials who want the Baltimore native to participate in a marketing campaign to combat the growing problem of witness intimidation. "He definitely will be outreaching to...
  • Anti-crime office puts most funds in community groups

    The state crime-control office credited by Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend with making Maryland safer directs the largest chunk of its federal grant dollars not to police agencies, but to community and church groups, schools and citizen patrols for...
  • Legalized marijuana makes drugged-driving study high priority

    Legalized marijuana makes drugged-driving study high priority
    Whether you think the grass is always greener on the side where weed is allowed or fear the whole country will go to pot, legalized recreational marijuana has taken root in the U.S. As it spreads to more states, questions about what a legalized America...
  • Legalized Marijuana Makes Drugged-Driving Study High Priority

     
    Whether you think the grass is always greener on the side where weed is allowed or fear the whole country will go to pot, legalized recreational marijuana has taken root in the U.S. As it spreads to more states, questions......
  • Where's The Narcan?

    There's an epidemic of drug overdoses sweeping Connecticut. The epidemic is spreading to the suburbs and rural towns. It's killing more people than car accidents. It's maddening that the state isn't acting with more urgency to stop it. An antidote...
  • FDA approves 'rescue pen' aimed at curbing painkiller deaths

    Federal officials said Thursday they hoped a new "rescue pen" would help reduce the death toll from overdoses involving prescription painkillers. The Food and Drug Administration approved the sale, by prescription, of the prefilled auto-injector of...