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.
Nine people in Maryland were taken into custody on Oct. 9 for possible drug dealing after authorities served search warrants on seven residences at the same time. Warrants were also issued for six individuals on Oct. 11 in an extensive raid for drug charges when local, state and federal law enforcement agencies cooperated in order to apprehend the individuals. The residences involved were located in Chesterton and Millington.
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.
A Maryland man was recently taken into custody by police for allegedly running a marijuana grow operation underneath a daycare in Savage. According to Howard County Police, this home doubled as a daycare center licensed to the accused man's fiancee. Police claim that the house contained a sophisticated grow room specifically built for marijuana.
According to the Kent County Narcotics Task Force, two individuals from Chestertown, a 23-year old man and woman, were taken into custody after heroin was allegedly discovered on their property. A variety of law enforcement agencies were involved, including the Chestertown Police Department's Special Response Unit, the Kent County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland State Police. Law enforcement executed a a knock and announce warrant on Georgetown Road at approximately 5 a.m. on Sept. 18.
A 47-year-old Baltimore man was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted on drug charges by a U.S. District court judge in Maryland. The judge used the three strikes sentencing guidelines to determine the severity of the sentence. The defendant had been convicted on similar drug charges two times in the past before the current drug charges were brought against him.
A 21-year-old man who was already in custody in a Maryland jail allgedly smuggled medication into the facility to later sell on July 19. According to court documents, jail personnel located a container with 82 pills during a routine dormitory search. As the deputy attempted to confiscate the container, the inmate supposedly attempted to take some of the pills. However, the jail official took the pills from him and managed to gain control of the situation.
A Maryland man has been taken into police custody after a three-month investigation was conducted by authorities. The man is believed to be one of the top heroin dealers in Southern Maryland. He faces multiple drug charges, including possession of heroin and possession of heroin with intent to distribute.
Maryland mothers may be interested to learn that a New York mom has been accused of running a multi-million dollar marijuana business out of a warehouse. She faces several drug charges, including manufacturing and possessing marijuana with intent to distribute.
A 26-year-old resident of Chesterfield is facing charges of possession of heroin with the intent to distribute. The Kent County Narcotics Task Force conducted a search and seizure of the Maryland resident's home in coordination with the local police department and reportedly discovered five bags of what they believe to be heroin as well as drug paraphernalia. The man is being held at the Kent County Detention Center with bail set at $1 million.