A Maryland man is now facing drug charges after a series of police actions reportedly targeting the local drug trade in Wicomico County. The county sheriff's Community Action Team said that it had carried out a long-term investigation into drug sales and distribution on the area. One man from Fruitland was identified in particular as a frequent distributor of drugs in the county, according to the sheriff's office.
After exercising a warrant at a Rock Hall apartment on June 14, authorities took three people into custody on charges of possession of heroin with an intent to distribute. The Kent County Narcotics Task Force also seized suspected crack and powdered cocaine as well as heroin. Three children under the age of 10 were found living in the apartment at the time of the seizure.
It goes without saying, but assault charges are a big deal. While there is the possibility of jail or prison time -- depending on the circumstances -- a conviction will also mean having a violent offense on a criminal record. As you can imagine, a potential employer in the future may not want to hire someone with a violent offense on their record, while a landlord may not want this person living on their property.
Maryland residents would like to believe that the criminal justice system is always fair. However, studies show that eyewitness misidentification often leads to wrongful convictions.
Maryland readers may be familiar with Artie Lange from his time on "The Howard Stern Show." However, the 50-year-old comedian has recently garnered more media attention for his drug problems.
No one really likes to think about facing criminal charges in a Maryland court. Especially if you have never navigated the criminal justice system, facing criminal allegations can be one of the most stressful, challenging experiences of your life. You may have a lot riding on the outcome as well and, depending on how strong a defense you have, your very freedom may be at stake.