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NEWS
December 2, 1994
"Cocaine County" is what school authorities call Harford County because of the high level of drug abuse by high school seniors in this county compared to the rest of the state.And it's not just cocaine that sets Harford apart: County adolescents report a higher use of virtually every controlled substance, except heroin, than the statewide averages.Those are the findings of a state survey of middle- and high-school students in 1992, a survey that will be repeated this month in Maryland schools.
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NEWS
October 27, 1991
Four Columbia residents are facing cocaine-related drug charges following their arrest Tuesday night by county police.Police charged Phillip E. Barrows, 37, of the 5100 block of Brookway and Ronald Tyrone Johnson, 29, of the 6500 block of Fretchie Row with possession of paraphernalia and possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute; and Mary Elizabeth Warren, 25, and James Kevin Nelson, 29, both of the 10500 block of Cross Fox Lane, with possession of...
NEWS
December 4, 1993
Colombian cocaine king Pablo Escobar died as he lived, in a hail of gun fire as presidents rejoiced and the poor people ofMedellin mourned the murderous thug who used some of his drug millions to play the role of a peasant Robin Hood.It is the stuff of fiction but also the real-life story of a vicious criminal who killed hundreds of people, maimed thousands more through drug addiction, amassed a multi-billion-dollar fortune, defied U.S. authorities and shook Colombian society and its government to its foundations.
NEWS
By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | August 30, 2002
Baltimore prosecutors and police officials announced yesterday the breakup of an East Baltimore drug ring and the indictment of a suspected major supplier of products needed to create street-level narcotics. "This was a months-long investigation with intense work by detectives," said State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy. "We're using every tool in the toolbox to (reduce) violence on our streets." Jessamy and police officials said 10 people were indicted last week on drug charges stemming from the investigation.
SPORTS
By Sports Digest | October 23, 2010
basketball Smith shot at Bowie home, police say; cocaine found Former Georgetown and NBA player Charles Smith was shot Thursday at his Prince George's County home, according to a police official familiar with the case. Police are still investigating a motive in the shooting, according to the police official, who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the information had not been publicly released. Police said a man found with a gunshot wound at the home in Bowie was taken to a local hospital, where he was listed in serious condition.
SPORTS
By Mark Hyman | April 16, 1991
Hours after being arrested near City Hall on a drug-possession charge, former Baltimore Orioles pitcher Ken Dixon yesterday said the alleged drugs weren't his and blamed the incident on a friend who was riding in his car when the two men were arrested."
NEWS
By Kelly Gilbert and Kelly Gilbert,Evening Sun Staff | February 4, 1991
A southwest Baltimore couple have pleaded guilty to federa drug charges for distributing cocaine here for a Philadelphia-fed drug ring operated by a Halethorpe mechanic and an Arbutus lawyer.Karen Nelson, 35, and her husband Glenn, 31, both of the 600 block of Wickham Road, entered their pleas Friday to Judge John R. Hargrove in U.S. District Court. Glenn Nelson works in the Baltimore Sun's transportation department.Prosecutor Andrew G.W. Norman said Karen Nelson, assisted by her husband, distributed between five and 49.5 kilograms of cocaine in the Baltimore area from July 1988 to March 1989.
NEWS
July 26, 2008
A Baltimore man was sentenced yesterday to more than 10 years in prison for possession with intent to distribute cocaine, according to the Maryland U.S. attorney's office. City police officers searched the home of Damon Kimbrough, 34, in May 2005 and found a gun, approximately 13 grams of cocaine and glass vials, used for packaging cocaine for distribution, according to a release from the office of Rod J. Rosenstein. During the search, Kimbrough indicated that the gun, drugs and vials were his. U.S. District Judge Andre M. Davis sentenced Kimbrough to 130 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.
NEWS
By Tribune Newspapers | October 6, 2009
Vaccines to help people recover from such addictions as nicotine, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines appear scientifically and medically achievable after doctors reported Monday that a vaccine to treat cocaine dependence had produced a large enough antibody response to reduce cocaine use in 38 percent of addicted individuals. Those results come on the heels of last week's announcement that the federal government will fund a large clinical trial of a nicotine vaccine based on earlier promising studies.
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