A federal prosecutor participating in the prosecution of an MS-13 gang member said that the man's conviction substantially reduced the gang's criminal network in Maryland. The MS-13 member admitted in court as part of his plea deal that he distributed guns in the state to support the goals of the gang. The 25-year-old man has entered guilty pleas on charges of racketeering conspiracy, attempted murder and carrying a firearm while participating in a violent crime.
Modern life can be hectic, and we often come and go about our daily business knowing little about our neighbors. Imagine, then, the surprise and other emotions the surrounding residents felt when the police raided a Maryland suburban townhouse and uncovered drugs, money and an illegal firearm. It is unclear whether the police were acting on a tip, or the action was the result of an ongoing investigation.
A 64-year-old Owings Mills pharmacist has purportedly confessed to investigators that he filled numerous fake prescriptions for at least three women in exchange for sexual favors and sexually explicit imagery. The man pleaded guilty in federal court on Aug. 24 to charges of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and distribution of oxycodone.
On Aug. 16, Maryland authorities arrested a 32-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman for alleged drug and firearms crimes. The incident took place in Queen Anne's County.
While many people in Maryland may think of drug charges as something more likely to affect poor or marginalized people, one billionaire was arrested on drug trafficking charges in Las Vegas on Aug. 9. Henry Nicholas, the founder of Broadcom Inc., was arrested by police at the Encore hotel. They allege that heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and methamphetamine were all found in his hotel room. Nicholas was arrested along with another woman in the room.
According to authorities with the Queen Anne County Sheriff's Office, a cocaine distribution ring in the Maryland county was reportedly busted by law enforcement officers, resulting in more than 12 arrests. The agency announced the bust and the arrests on July 24.
Two men were taken into custody by authorities after a traffic stop that took place in Salisbury, Maryland. A vehicle driven by a 34-year-old was stopped at about 11:20 on July 4 on the 1100 block of S. Division Street. The vehicle was stopped because it had an expired registration, and officers observed signs of illegal substances in the car.
A Maryland man is now facing drug charges after a series of police actions reportedly targeting the local drug trade in Wicomico County. The county sheriff's Community Action Team said that it had carried out a long-term investigation into drug sales and distribution on the area. One man from Fruitland was identified in particular as a frequent distributor of drugs in the county, according to the sheriff's office.
After exercising a warrant at a Rock Hall apartment on June 14, authorities took three people into custody on charges of possession of heroin with an intent to distribute. The Kent County Narcotics Task Force also seized suspected crack and powdered cocaine as well as heroin. Three children under the age of 10 were found living in the apartment at the time of the seizure.
Maryland readers may be familiar with Artie Lange from his time on "The Howard Stern Show." However, the 50-year-old comedian has recently garnered more media attention for his drug problems.