Reports of a woman passed out behind the wheel of her car on the afternoon of Oct. 29 led to drug possession charges for 31-year-old Maryland resident according to local media outlets. Emergency services workers say that the woman was alert when they arrived at the scene, but they called the Maryland State Police when she reportedly became combative and belligerent.
A 29-year-old man from Baltimore who law enforcement suspect of belonging to the Bloods gang awaits his appearance in court after a police search allegedly uncovered drugs and guns associated with him. The Maryland State Police took him into custody in Curtis Bay as part of the agency's effort to address crimes taking place in the region. In conjunction with local Anne Arundel County Police and the Department of Homeland Security, state police executed a search warrant at a residence in the 4500 block of Pennington Ave.
An 8-month investigation into a Maryland drug ring has resulted in the arrests of 21 individuals who were allegedly involved. According to a spokeswoman for the Anne Arundel County Police Department, nearly 2 kilograms of fentanyl were seized, along with varying amounts of cocaine and heroin, and more than 8 kilograms of xylazine, an animal tranquilizer that is cut with heroin.
Two people in Maryland are facing drug charges after police raids and searches allegedly found drugs at their homes. The 35-year-old man from Hanover and the 44-year-old woman from Jessup were arrested on Oct. 4, by Anne Arundel County Police. In Jessup, the police allege that they found money and digital scales for packaging and weighing drugs in addition to controlled substances themselves.
A routine traffic stop on Interstate 81 on the morning of Sept. 20 led to the discovery and seizure of almost 12 pounds of marijuana and 950 anti-anxiety pills according to the Maryland State Police. Reports indicate that a 26-year-old New York man was taken into custody at the scene in connection with the haul. He is said to be being held without bond at a Washington County detention facility on drug possession with the intent to distribute charges. He is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 17.
According to a report released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the number of detainments related to marijuana consumption, sales or possession has increased throughout Maryland and across the United States. This comes despite the number of states that have legalized the use of marijuana for medicinal and/or recreational purposes. The FBI report estimates that every 48 seconds, another person is detained for marijuana-related charges.
Four Maryland men have been sentenced to prison terms ranging from 86 months to 20 years after admitting to distributing large amounts of powder and crack cocaine in St. Mary's County. A 42-year-old California man and a 42-year-old Lexington Park man were sentenced to 11 years in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release. A 32-year-old Great Mills man was sentenced to 86 months of incarceration followed by supervised release lasting for three years. A 44-year-old Waldorf resident, who is said to have supplied the drugs, entered into a plea agreement that calls for 20 years of imprisonment.
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.