Three individuals are facing drug charges after police were called to a hotel on Oct. 30. When police arrived, they allegedly noticed the odor of marijuana in a hallway while standing directly outside one of the rooms. An officer placed himself next to the door when two people walked out of the room unexpectedly. Police say that a third individual in the room quickly went into the bathroom and allegedly began flushing evidence down the toilet.
In Maryland, a cross-jurisdictional investigation has charged a man from Havre de Grace as a drug kingpin. According to court documents, an undercover police officer made a purchase of more than 127 grams of cocaine. The detective paid $5,800 in a hand-to-hand drug deal. Once the money was given, the man reached into a hidden compartment near the radiator of his vehicle where he accessed the drugs, according to charging documents.
The Dorchester County Narcotics Task Force reportedly took eight people into custody in Cambridge on June 7 while executing a search and seizure warrant at an apartment. The search allegedly uncovered a loaded handgun, drug paraphernalia and sellable quantities of crack cocaine, cocaine and marijuana.
Courts can be particularly unforgiving of people who are found guilty of distributing illegal drugs. Deemed a particularly serious drug crime, trafficking recently led to the 45-year sentence handed down to a former Bowie resident. In addition to facing charges for conspiring to distribute large amounts of cocaine, he was also charged with possessing a firearm while the narcotics offenses were committed.Indicted along with 14 other people, including a 39-year-old Silver Spring man and a 32-year-old man from Glenn Dale, he was part of one of the largest drug seizures in the metropolitan area. Along with the prison term, he must also forfeit any assets that were purchased with money obtained through drug trafficking activities. This included more than $200,000 in cash and a diamond engagement ring valued at $9,400.