According to federal authorities, rapper YGG Tay was taken into custody on drug charges at an apartment in Maryland. Authorities say that when he was taken into custody, he had $9,300 in his possession as well as a pistol. A search of his vehicle revealed a little more than 3 grams of heroin as well as a white substance.
Maryland State Police troopers responding to a two-vehicle accident in Carroll County on the afternoon of Nov. 16 took one of the drivers involved into custody after allegedly finding illegal drugs in his pockets. The Pennsylvania resident has been charged with two counts of drug possession and two counts of drug possession with the intent to distribute. Court records reveal that he was released on his own recognizance on Nov. 18.
On Oct. 17, troopers from the Maryland State Police arrested two people for alleged drug and gun crimes during a traffic stop. The incident took place around 12 p.m. in Prince George's County.
A Maryland man was recently sentenced to three decades in federal prison after being convicted of various crimes, including racketeering and drug conspiracy. He is reportedly a member of Baltimore's "Murdaland Mafia Piru" which has a history of violence.
A Maryland man who had been previously convicted of dealing heroin and fentanyl was sentenced by a United States district judge to nine years in prison. The man is one of the first to be sentenced under a new federal-state initiative in Maryland, which aims to stop the fentanyl crisis.
A routine traffic stop on the morning of Sept. 9 led to the discovery of marijuana and two loaded handguns according to a report from the Maryland State Police. A 23-year-old man, a 20-year-old man and a 17-year-old teen were taken into custody in connection with the guns and drugs. The 23-year-old man has been charged with drug possession and drug possession with the intent to distribute. The 20-year-old man faces misdemeanor theft and weapons counts. The teen, who is being charged as an adult, has been charged with possessing drugs and a firearm.
On Sept. 4, a former Maryland resident pleaded guilty to multiple drug charges for transporting large amounts of marijuana into the state from 2003 until June 2009. He is scheduled for sentencing on Nov. 8.
A narcotics investigation conducted by several Maryland law enforcement agencies led to the search of a Frostburg residence and the arrest of a 38-year-old man on Aug. 27. The Philadelphia resident has been charged with possession of heroin with the intent to distribute, possession of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute and possession of oxycodone pills with the intent to distribute. He was ordered to be held without bond when he was arraigned on Aug. 28 and is being held at the Allegany County Detention Center.
Federal prosecutors in Maryland have charged five individuals with distributing heroin, cocaine and fentanyl in the southern part of the state. The men have been charged with conspiracy to distribute illegal drugs and possessing controlled substances with the intent to distribute. They each face up to 60 years in prison if convicted. The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the St. Mary's County and Charles County Sheriff's Offices and the Prince George's County Police Department.
A 22-year-old woman has been charged with possession of drugs with the intent to deliver for allegedly attempting to smuggle narcotics into Maryland's largest correctional facility. The woman was taken into custody on the afternoon of July 28 and released on her own recognizance the following day. Charges are pending against the man she is said to have been trying to pass the drugs to and who is serving a 20-year sentence for second-degree murder.