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November 2018 Archives

First Steps Act may change mandatory sentencing, other rules

Some people in Maryland who are serving a jail or prison sentence may have their sentences shortened or receive other benefits if a bill known as the First Step Act passes through Congress. One thing the bill will do is address the disparities in sentencing between people convicted of drug-related charges involving cocaine and those involving crack.

Did a Maryland police officer ask you to take a sobriety test?

Maryland police are often on the lookout for erratic driving behaviors. If they think your tires are coming too close to the yellow line or that you made an unsafe lane change, chances are you are going to wind up in a traffic stop. Sometimes, you might merely receive a warning before the officer at your car window says you are free to leave the scene.

Woman charged with drug possession after EMS calls police

Reports of a woman passed out behind the wheel of her car on the afternoon of Oct. 29 led to drug possession charges for 31-year-old Maryland resident according to local media outlets. Emergency services workers say that the woman was alert when they arrived at the scene, but they called the Maryland State Police when she reportedly became combative and belligerent.

Should you just let police in when they show up at your door?

College students often inadvertently gain the attention of police officers. Cops may be looking for drunk drivers, disorderly conduct or public intoxication, which are often associated with college students. However, at times, they look for evidence of more serious offenses such as possession of drugs with the intent to distribute (dealing drugs), property crimes, such as credit card fraud or shoplifting, and assault or other violent crimes.

Maryland man arrested after police seize drugs and guns

A 29-year-old man from Baltimore who law enforcement suspect of belonging to the Bloods gang awaits his appearance in court after a police search allegedly uncovered drugs and guns associated with him. The Maryland State Police took him into custody in Curtis Bay as part of the agency's effort to address crimes taking place in the region. In conjunction with local Anne Arundel County Police and the Department of Homeland Security, state police executed a search warrant at a residence in the 4500 block of Pennington Ave.

Maryland drug ring busted after 8-month investigation

An 8-month investigation into a Maryland drug ring has resulted in the arrests of 21 individuals who were allegedly involved. According to a spokeswoman for the Anne Arundel County Police Department, nearly 2 kilograms of fentanyl were seized, along with varying amounts of cocaine and heroin, and more than 8 kilograms of xylazine, an animal tranquilizer that is cut with heroin.

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