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Former basketball player faces drug charges

In February 2018, former basketball player Glen "Big Baby" Davis was taken into custody by Maryland police. The incident took place on Feb. 7 after the owner of the hotel that he was staying at detected an odor of marijuana coming from his room. The owner eventually called police who did a search of the room after Davis consented to it.

Two face drug charges after Maryland traffic stop

A traffic stop in Maryland has led to drug charges for two people after state police stopped a vehicle in March 2018. State troopers said that they discovered heroin and other drugs inside the car and that a child was present at the time and in the presence of the drugs.

Man requests reduced sentence for cocaine distribution

A Maryland man is asking for a reduction in his 10-year sentence for distributing cocaine. The 38-year-old man is serving a 20-year prison sentence. One part of the sentence is for shooting a narcotics task force informant. Of the 20-year sentence he received in that case, 10 years were suspended. The other 10 years is the mandatory minimum sentence for cocaine distribution.

Former All-Star pitcher facing drug trafficking charges

Baseball fans in Maryland and around the country may remember Esteban Loaiza starting the All Star Game for the American League in 2003. The right-handed pitcher lost only nine games that season while winning 21, but he made headlines of a very different sort on Feb. 9 when he was taken into custody on drug trafficking charges by police in California. A representative of the San Diego Sheriff's Department said that Loaiza was detained after deputies discovered 44 pounds of a white powder believed to be cocaine during a search of his Imperial Beach residence.

Maryland man facing drug charges after traffic stop

A 21-year-old man was arrested on drug charges in a traffic stop in Prince Frederick on Jan. 22. A local sheriff stopped a car near Sixes Road and Grays Road and found a man from Accokeek behind the wheel. The man provided his information, and the sheriff stated that he recognized a scent of marijuana coming from the car.

Understanding possession with intent to distribute charges

Maryland residents who are charged with possession with intent to distribute could face serious penalties. To be charged with this crime, three elements must be satisfied and two of them must be satisfied at the same time. First, it must be shown that a person was in possession of the drugs. Then, it must be shown that the person intended to distribute or sell them.

Man facing drug charges following undercover drug purchase

On Jan. 4, a Maryland man was taken into custody and charged with multiple drug crimes after authorities conducted two undercover drug buys from him. The 43-year-old was reportedly observed selling drugs to an undercover informant twice before he was taken into custody.

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