On Nov. 17, a 27-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of selling heroin from her home in Elkton. However, the defendant's sister insists police have arrested the wrong person.
On Nov. 16, two Maryland residents were taken into custody after one was suspected of selling fentanyl. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that can be lethal due to the fact that it is more potent than heroin.
Maryland residents may be familiar with actress Rose McGowan over statements that she has made on social media. However, she was also in the news after being taken into custody on a drug charge. McGowan turned herself in and was released on a $5,000 unsecured bond according to authorities in Loudoun County, Virginia.
Police in Maryland have reported that a 39-year-old man was taken into custody on drug charges on the afternoon of Nov. 6 following a pursuit in Somerset County. The sequence of events began when officers attempted to pull over a Honda Civic sedan for failing to yield to an emergency vehicle at approximately 4:06 p.m.
Maryland college football fans may have heard that two University of Tennessee football players have been suspended after being charged with marijuana possession. The incident occurred on Oct. 25 in Knoxville, according to local and national media reports.
On Oct. 12, Maryland authorities reported that a 37-year-old man was charged with involuntary manslaughter after he was accused of selling synthetic opioids that resulted in another man's death in early 2017. The 27-year-old man reportedly died after overdosing on Jan. 10.
Four men were taken into custody on Sept. 27 after drugs, weapons and stolen property were uncovered during the search of several Pocomoke City residences. The Worcester County Sheriff's Office said in a press release that the search and seizure actions were taken following a three-month investigation into cocaine distribution in the area. While initial reports contain information regarding the items and substances recovered during the operation, they contain no details about what prompted police to search the addresses in question or believe that the men taken into custody were selling drugs.
Maryland residents should know that while President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have indicated that they intend to restart the drug war, drug arrests have continued to increase since before Trump was sworn into office. In fact, there were 1.57 million drug-related arrests in 2016, a number that represented a 5.63 percent increase from 2015.
Two Maryland men were facing drug charges after authorities executed a search warrant at a Salisbury home on Sept. 15. The residence was located in the 1100 block of Nokomis Avenue.
With thousands of Americans reportedly overdosing on opioids and painkillers, law enforcement officials have been cracking down on prescription drug crime. Maryland police departments are working with federal agents to put a stop to overdose deaths in Maryland by going after doctors who misuse their licenses.