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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff Writer | April 4, 1992
Their nearly new luxury car was perfect until the day the window got stuck.But when the Crofton couple took the white 1991 Lincoln Continental they had just bought in for repairs, the mechanic discovered a bizarre problem -- the driver's side window was jammed with 306 vials of crack cocaine."
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By Cox News Service | November 23, 1990
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Michael Brown Jr. sits in a small swing, his hands clenched and legs rigid as he stares into the distance. He cries for no reason and ignores the world around him.Curiosity -- and crack -- robbed the 15-month-old toddler of a normal life.Almost five weeks ago, Michael ate pieces of crack cocaine that police say were left on a table in his mother's Pompano Beach apartment. The boy suffered violent seizures, which caused severe brain damage, and he lapsed into a coma.
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January 2, 1991
County police seized $8,000 worth of crack cocaine during a traffic stop in Pioneer City on Sunday.Four people were arrested about 8 p.m., after officers stopped a blue 1989 Pontiac Grand Am in the 1700 block of Richfield Drive.Officers searched the car and found 80 grams of crack, the police said.Jerry Jerome Barton, 19; Clarence Milton Barton, 33; Jeremiah Wannamaker, 18; and Ronald Lerussell Turner, 18, all of the 4400 block G Street in Washington, were charged with transporting drugs into the state, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and conspiracy.
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December 29, 2010
A Severna Park man was arrested after Anne Arundel County police detectives seized nearly $7,000 worth of suspected drugs from his home Tuesday, according to police. Antoine Lee Wedington, 30, of the 900 block of Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. faces charges of possession with intent to distribute narcotics, according to police. After an investigation of drug activity at Wedington's address, the tactical narcotics team executed a warrant at 6:45 p.m., police said. Detectives found about 55.7 grams of suspected cocaine with a street value of $5,570; about 7.4 grams of suspected crack cocaine with a street value of $740 and about 21 grams of suspected marijuana with a street value of $420 as well as drug paraphernalia, according to police.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | April 30, 1998
A 19-year-old Brooklyn Park man was arrested Tuesday and charged as a kingpin in a Brooklyn Park drug ring after the seizure of about 3.3 pounds of crack cocaine, the largest crack bust in county history, county police said.Anthony J. Hartline of the 300 block of 14th Ave. was charged with possession and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, importing cocaine into the state, distributing crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of Belle Grove Elementary School and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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By Mary C. Schneidau and Mary C. Schneidau,SUN STAFF | June 24, 2004
Five people were arrested in Brooklyn Park this week on charges of possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, Anne Arundel County police said. Police said a two-month investigation led to the arrests Tuesday at Church and Moore streets in Anne Arundel County of Ashley King, 18, and Dustin Rhodes, 23, both of Sixth Street in Baltimore. Crack cocaine worth $1,300 was found in the 1995 Mitsubishi they were riding in, police said. Police said narcotics officers had been conducting surveillance on the suspects as they traveled in Baltimore and Anne Arundel County.
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By David G. Savage and David G. Savage,LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 12, 2007
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court agreed for the first time yesterday to reconsider the long prison terms meted out to the mostly black defendants who are convicted of selling crack cocaine. At least 25,000 defendants per year are sent to federal prison on crack-cocaine charges, and their prison terms are usually 50 percent longer than drug dealers who sell powder cocaine. This disparity, with its racial overtones, has been controversial for two decades since Congress ramped up the "war on drugs" in response to a crack-cocaine epidemic that was sweeping many cities.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | May 13, 2000
This week's drug sweep won't entirely shut down the open-air crack cocaine market in Meade Village and Pioneer City, Anne Arundel County police said. But they believe the eight arrests and six warrants issued should slow drug traffic substantially. "It's not going to stop it all," said Western District Sgt. Rex Snider. "But we've taken a big bite out of it." The local market probably sold several hundred dollars' worth of crack cocaine a night, with rocks of cocaine selling for between $20 and $50 each, Snider said.
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By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,SUN STAFF | January 21, 1996
During a 24-hour period Friday and yesterday, police seized large amounts of heroin and crack cocaine and arrested four people in several drug busts in Southwest Baltimore.In yesterday morning's raid at North Avenue and Longwood Street, police confiscated $2,000 and 1,700 gelatin capsules of heroin worth $3,400."It is one of the worst if not the worst drug corner in Baltimore City," said Sgt. Dorsey McVicker of the Southwestern Police District.Arrested were Cherese Rogers, 20, of the 1600 block of N. Longwood St. and Kevin Simpson, 23, of the 2900 block of Presbury St. They were charged as drug kingpins, with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of heroin and heroin conspiracy.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2011
A 29-year-old Baltimore drug dealer, who sold crack and powder cocaine in the Gilmor Homes public housing complex, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Thursday, according to the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office. Robert Campbell, who goes by "Son Son" or "Sonny," acknowledged in his plea agreement that he distributed at least five kilograms of powder cocaine throughout Baltimore from January 2009 through June 2010, and more than 50 grams of crack. tricia.bishop@baltsun.
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