A 16-year-old Maryland teen has been indicted as an adult for allegedly brining marijuana-infused brownies and a handgun to a school in La Plata. The indictment was handed down by a grand jury on March 22.
The Maryland State Police have reported that a routine traffic stop in Wicomico County on the evening of March 22 led to the discovery and seizure of a semi-automatic handgun and more than 12 pounds of marijuana. A 30-year-old man has been charged with marijuana possession, marijuana possession with the intent to distribute and possessing a firearm while prohibited in connection with the gun and drugs.
Television viewers in Maryland familiar with Mama June Shannon, who has appeared in the programs "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" and "Mama June: From Not to Hot," saw in her headlines recently after she was arrested at an Alabama gas station. A press conference presented by the Macon County Sheriff's Office informed the public that she and her boyfriend had been involved in an apparent domestic violence incident. When deputies responded, they discovered that the 39-year-old reality television star appeared to be in possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia. The sheriff's office awaits laboratory results to confirm that the substance was cocaine.
When March 1 began, Alex Collins was a member of the Baltimore Ravens. However, before the day was over, he was waived from the team for facing drug and gun charges.
A routine traffic stop in Maryland on Feb. 22 led to the discovery and seizure of marijuana, cocaine, heroin and prescription medications worth more almost $40,000, according to a report from the Anne Arundel County Police Department. Two brothers have been taken into custody in connection with the seized drugs. The Odenton men have each been charged with multiple counts of drug possession and drug possession with the intent to distribute.
Lawmakers in Maryland legalized the medical use of marijuana in 2013, but the recreational use of the drug remains forbidden. Civil rights groups say that police disproportionately target black neighborhoods when enforcing the nation's narcotics laws, and Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby cited those arguments on Jan. 29 when she announced that she would no longer prosecute marijuana possession cases.
A narcotics investigation lasting several months led to the arrests of a 38-year-old Salisbury man and his 23-year-old girlfriend, according to police and prosecutors in Maryland. The couple was taken into custody without incident during the early morning hours of Dec. 15 when two apartments the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office believed were being used to sell drugs were searched by deputies. Media reports suggest that the apartments had been under observation by members of the WCSO Criminal Investigation Division for some time.
Possession with the intent to distribute is a serious crime that can apply to anyone in Maryland who intentionally has an illegal substance and plans to deal it. It's easier to understand this type of crime by breaking it down into different parts, the first of which is possession of a controlled substance. This particular charge goes beyond a person physically having an illegal substance in their hands or pockets. It extends to substances of this nature that may be in one's home or vehicle.
Maryland fans of rapper-singer Ty Dolla $ign, whose given name is Tyrone William Griffin Jr., may be concerned to learn that he was indicted on drug charges in early December. The charges were handed down three months after his arrest in Fulton County, Georgia, in early September.
A sweeping narcotics investigation in Maryland has resulted in 17 indictments and the seizure of drugs with a street value of between $20,000 and $30,000 according to an announcement from the Talbot County Drug Task Force. The investigation focused on an Easton man who is alleged to have run a drug ring that distributed significant quantities of amphetamines, cocaine and opioid pills in bars and restaurants in Oxford, St. Michaels and Easton.