In 2010, a man from Elkton was taken into custody on suspicion of distribution of oxycodone pills. Police claim to have discovered more than $9,000 in cash, numerous cellphones, a number of pills and multiple firearms at the time. On Nov. 7, 2013, the man was sentenced to an eight-year federal prison term for conspiracy to distribute the prescription drug illegally.
It's a scene not unlike those encountered in nearby Maryland. A particular house in Pasadena constantly smells like marijuana and plays host to a regular stream of cars slowing down, doing some business and then speeding away. Finally, neighbor complaints lead to a tactical narcotics enforcement team raiding the house and allegedly discovering the cause of both of these issues: 158 pot plants and other marijuana in bulk. A representative for the Anne Arundel County police department said that a search warrant was executed and that police seized plants and loose marijuana worth about $127,000.