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.
Police reported several incidents that occurred near the end of April. These incidents all occurred in or around the Maryland town of Havre de Grace.
Maryland authorities have charged a 20-year-old man with felony drug crimes after a cavity search allegedly uncovered illegal drugs in his possession. The incident took place after a traffic stop in Salisbury on April 26.
After coming across a stash of controlled substances, deputies from the Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Office arrested a 66-year-old-man on April 12 and seized his vehicles and cash. Officers from a local anti-narcotics task force executed a warrant on the Grasonville residence and found more than 100 grams of cocaine, 25 grams of heroin, paraphernalia and nearly $5,700 in cash.
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.