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January 2020 Archives

Teenagers facing drug charges after traffic stop

A routine traffic stop in Maryland on the afternoon of Jan. 1 led to felony drug charges for two teenagers according to a press release from the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office. An 18-year-old Delaware man and a 19-year-old Delaware man were charged with possessing drugs with the intent to distribute after the deputy who conducted the traffic stop allegedly found heroin and crack cocaine. They also face a sentencing enhancement because the incident took place less than 1,000 feet from an elementary school. Both men were denied bond and remain in custody at the Wicomico County Detention Center.

Study finds many drug offenses are marijuana-related

Maryland is not one of the states that has legalized recreational usage of marijuana, but it has decriminalized possession of small amounts, and there is a medical marijuana program. Despite the legalization and decriminalization of marijuana possession throughout much of the country, in 40% of the 2018 cases in which people were taken into custody on drug-related charges, the drug involved was marijuana. In fact, according to data from the FBI, more people are detained for marijuana than for any other drug.

Alcohol abuse among medical professionals can lead to DUI

Anyone from any walk of life and in any profession can face serious struggles. You may have thought that becoming a doctor would bring you a sense of purpose and satisfaction in life, which is why you pursued this career choice. Though medical school was a struggle at times itself, you may have never really considered how stressful your chosen career of a doctor would be.

What a person's Miranda rights are

A person who is taken into custody in Maryland or any other state must be read his or her rights. Failure to do so could result in a statement being suppressed before or during a trial. It could also result in any other evidence obtained based on that statement to be suppressed as well. An individual has the right to know that he or she can remain silent at all times while in custody.

The grave nature of first degree murder charges

Any type of criminal charge is a threat to your future and your personal freedom. A conviction leaves a mark on your record and brings certain penalties that can include everything from paying a fine to spending time behind bars. While you should take any type of criminal allegation seriously, there are certain types of offenses that are more serious than others.

Judge sentences man after ruling car search was legal

A 27-year-old Maryland man was sentenced to 40 months in prison on Dec. 30 after being found guilty of carrying an illegal gun. He was given credit for the 275 days he has spent behind bars since his March 29 arrest. He was also given a 40 month suspended sentence for cocaine possession. The sentences were handed down by a judge in Washington County.

Teacher accused of drug offenses involving student

A Maryland teacher - and the wife of a local mayor - is facing two misdemeanor drug charges after she was accused of attempting to purchase drugs from a student. Specifically, she was accused of seeking to purchase ADHD medication, contacting the student over social media as well as text messages. She is accused of attempted possession of a controlled substance other than marijuana and contributing to certain conditions of a child. The latter charge is for an adult accused of encouraging or causing delinquency or illegal behavior by a child.

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