March 11, 2011
Felicia "Snoop" Pearson has spent much of the past two decades drawn to the gritty glamour of life on the streets, and nearly as much time and energy struggling to break free. Critics will see the arrest of the 30-year-old Baltimore actress on Thursday on drug charges as evidence that she's a career criminal — an image that only was heightened by her portrayal of a cold-blooded assassin on HBO's "The Wire. " But Pearson's friends, and there are many, are profoundly saddened by her latest run-in with police.
May 28, 2013
Many predicted the 1980s crack epidemic would create a generation of children with major developmental and behavioral problems, but a new study found much of that hype hasn't panned out. Researchers from the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine found that the effects of crack cocaine in utero had only small effects on adolescent behavior, cognition and school performance. Crack is a more addictive, crystalized form of cocaine that is smoked for a intense high.
November 30, 2011
Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein is warning that a recent revision to the federal sentencing guidelines for crack and powder cocaine possession will lead to the release of hundreds of dangerous criminals onto the streets. But before crying wolf about a new crime wave, he ought to consider federal prosecutors' role in creating what he describes as an impending disaster. The fact is, most of the people currently in prison for drug violations aren't there because they committed violent crimes.
November 22, 2001
Nine men and women have been arrested on drug charges after a four-week investigation into narcotics activity near Pennsylvania Avenue and West Main Street in Westminster. During Operation WISHBONE, undercover officers made 17 purchases of drugs, including crack cocaine and marijuana, valued at $1,200, Carroll County authorities said during a news conference yesterday morning. Police seized 18.5 grams of crack cocaine, 16.3 grams of marijuana and $177 cash. "The message is out that you don't deal drugs where you're not welcome," said Lt. Terry Katz, commander of the Westminster barracks.
August 23, 1996
Police arrested an Annapolis man yesterday on charges that he sold crack cocaine to an undercover police officer.Paul Arthur Scott, 40, of the 1400 block of Solomon's Island Road was charged with possession of crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute and possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute in a school zone.Members of the Northern District Tactical Patrol were working a sting operation in the 7800 block of Shirley Murphy Court after neighbors complained that drug dealers were working there.
November 13, 1998
Howard County police have arrested two Columbia men accused of selling $100 worth of crack cocaine to undercover detectives on an Ellicott City parking lot, police said yesterday.About 6 p.m. Wednesday, police set up a drug purchase with the suspects near the Allview Liquors in the 9400 block of Old Annapolis Road, said Detective Mark Verderaime of the vice and narcotics section.The alleged dealers drove up to Allview Liquors, Verderaime said, and one of them sold drugs to undercover detectives waiting in an unmarked police car.Terence Dwight Butler, 23, and Nathanial Byrd, 34, of the 9400 block of Columbia Road are charged with conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, distribution of crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and possession of crack cocaine, police said.
November 19, 1996
Police arrest two in raid on house in PasadenaCounty police raided a Pasadena house Saturday, seized $1,311 and 62 grams of crack cocaine and arrested two residents on drug charges.Robert Helmick Jr., 21, and Angela Price, 25, both of the 700 block of 202nd St., were charged with possession and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.Police raided the home about 1: 30 a.m. in response to neighbors' complaints about illegal drug activity there.Officers found 19 small bags with $6,200 worth of what later tested positive for crack cocaine under a bed, police said.
July 30, 2000
A Baltimore man was arrested Thursday and charged with selling crack cocaine in Union Bridge, according to court records. Kai Tyron Evans, 18, of the 5000 block of Denview Drive was arrested by members of the Carroll County Drug Task Force and charged with 12 counts, including distribution of crack cocaine and possession of crack with intent to distribute. He is accused of selling more than $200 of crack cocaine on four occasions in late June and July. He was being held at the Carroll County Detention Center in lieu of $50,000 bail.
September 17, 1993
2 adults, youth charged with selling cocaineTwo adults and a juvenile were arrested Wednesday night at a Brooklyn Park convenience store and charged with attempting to sell crack cocaine.Police said detectives got a tip that the three suspects were expected to bring drugs to the parking lot of the 7-Eleven at Ritchie Highway and Church Street at about 9 p.m.When the suspects arrived, officers were waiting. Officers said they seized 35 vials of crack cocaine, worth $1,750, and a 1989 Ford Escort.
September 24, 1993
2 arrested, crack seized in raid at Deale houseTwo people were arrested Wednesday night on drug charges after county police raided a home in Deale they called "a well known crack house."Police, who had been investigating the house in the 400 block of Deale Road for some time, raided it about 9 p.m. Authorities said they seized 66 rocks of crack cocaine, $117 and a small amount of drug paraphernalia.Earl Claudell Robinson, 49, of Van Brady Road in Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, was charged with possession crack cocaine and possession with intent to distribute crack ,, cocaine.