In Maryland, a Queen Anne's County Drug Task Force investigation has resulted in multiple drug charges for one Grasonville man. On April 12 at 10:30 a.m., authorities executed a warrant at his home in the 200 block of Grasonville Cemetery Road. According to news sources, the man is scheduled to appear in Queen Anne's County District Court on May 10 in connection with the charges.
Two Maryland residents were taken into custody on March 29 after the Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant on their home. The press release says that although law enforcement knocked on the door at 8 a.m., there was no answer, so they entered through a locked door.
Maryland police took seven people into custody after receiving a tip that Eutaw Liquor Store was involved in the drug trade. During a search of the premises, authorities claim to have found about $12,000 in cash in addition to a variety of controlled substances such as crack cocaine and marijuana. A scale, razors and shotgun shells were also reportedly found in the raid. As a result of the raid, a 51-year-old man and his 45-year-old wife were taken into custody.
On March 20, a Maryland man was taken into custody after he was accused of distributing narcotics and crack cocaine. The 36-year-old man was accused of distributing the drugs throughout Wicomico County.
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.
A two-year drug investigation in Maryland has led to the arrest of 19 people, according to an announcement by the Maryland State Police. The sting reportedly broke up a drug ring that supplied heroin and fentanyl in the Baltimore area.
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.
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.
On Feb. 15, authorities announced the arrest of a Havre de Grace doctor and his girlfriend in connection with a prescription drug investigation. The charges were filed on Jan. 31.
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.