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NEWS
August 2, 1991
Four Glen Burnie residents have been charged with manufacturing cocaine after police served a search warrant at their home, county policesaid.Charles Edward Boyd Jr., 26, of the 7800 block Southampton Drive and Trina Yvette Downs, 24, of the same address, were also charged with possession of cocaine.Police said officers served the warrant Wednesday and seized 3.5 grams of cocaine, a handgun and $40 in cash.In another case, police served a warrant early yesterday morning at an apartment in the 100 block of Faywood Court in Glen Burnie.
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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.
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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By JORGE VALENCIA and JORGE VALENCIA,SUN REPORTER | July 19, 2006
Howard County police announced yesterday that they have arrested nine members of a drug ring they believe sold between $200,000 and $300,000 worth of cocaine per month in Columbia during the past year. Authorities said they were seeking three more suspects. The arrests of one woman and five men from Columbia as well as three Baltimore men took place between Friday and Monday and culminated a 10-month undercover investigation into what police said was a drug organization operating in the villages of Harper's Choice, Long Reach, Owen Brown and Wilde Lake.
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.
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By Ana Arana and Ana Arana,Special to The Sun | April 20, 1991
BOGOTA, Colombia -- The woody aroma of a coffee shipment masks a far more precious commodity: cocaine.Increasingly, Colombian traffickers are using coffee shipments to smuggle large amounts of cocaine into the United States and Europe. In the process, they are threatening to tarnish the carefully cultivated image of Colombia's most important export.All Colombian commodities have been used at one time or another to smuggle cocaine, but traffickers had previously steered clear of coffee, according to law enforcement officers and Colombian coffee officials.
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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
November 7, 2000
A Baltimore man was arrested on cocaine and other drug charges after Westminster city police searched a home on South Center Street, authorities said. Leroy Williams Jr., 31 of Bland Avenue was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. He was released from the Carroll County Detention Center after posting a $10,000 bond, police said. Detectives from the Westminster drug unit seized crack cocaine, weighing scales, manufacturing materials and drug paraphernalia during a search of the home Friday evening, police said.
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.
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