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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.
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September 14, 2011
Anne Arundel County Police arrested a Laurel man after they responded to a complaint of suspected sales of illegal narcotics from a room at the Knights Inn on Fort Meade Road Friday. Police officers arriving at the hotel around 10:46 a.m. Sept. 9 saw two people flee from room and stopped a third person as he attempted to flee. The hotel management indicated the room was rented to only one individual and that the person stopped was not supposed to be there. Police searched the room and found a plastic bag containing suspected crack cocaine and suspected marijuana.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2011
After five hours of deliberation, a federal jury convicted Antonio "Mack" Hall on Thursday in the retaliation murder of an FBI informant, who told investigators that Hall liked to "bang the gun" and was connected to several drug-related killings in the city. Jurors also found Hall guilty of weapons violations and participating in a seven-year conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine in the tiny southern Baltimore community of Westport, where both he and his victim lived. Hall, 30, shot Kareem Kelly Guest a half-dozen times in September 2009 as Guest pleaded for mercy.
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August 10, 2011
Anne Arundel County Police officers on routine patrol in Russett arrested two men and charged them on various counts related to possession of controlled dangerous substances, or CDS, Aug. 8. Officers from the Western District's Police and Community Together, or PACT, unit observed a suspicious occupied vehicle near the intersection of Marcey Creek Road and Accokeek Street. A passenger had a plastic baggy in his lap, which police said was later determined to be filled with suspected crack cocaine.
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By AEGIS STAFF REPORT | August 2, 2011
A man with addresses in the Aberdeen area and The Bronx, N.Y. was sentenced Tuesday in Baltimore to 15 years in prison on federal drug charges. U.S. District Judge Benson Everett Legg sentenced Jarian Ricks, a/k/a "Bigga Bills," a/k/a "Biggs," 32, of Aberdeen, to 15 years in prison followed by nine years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of...
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June 29, 2011
Anne Arundel County Police on routine foot patrol Monday observed a Laurel man rolling a suspected marijuana cigarette and eventually arrested him with charges related to possession of controlled dangerous substances, or CDS. Officers of the Western District on foot patrol in the 3400 block of Laurel Fort Meade Road around 9 p.m. said they observed Darnell Mark Riddles, 25, rolling a suspected marijuana cigarette. Riddles was arrested, and after a search, police located nine baggies of suspected crack cocaine individually wrapped for sale with an estimated street value of $180, and a switchblade knife.
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By Baltimore Sun staff | June 23, 2011
The Harford County Sheriff's Office says it has a suspect in custody after deputies recovered several grams of crack cocaine near a vehicle damaged in a severe accident along U.S. Route 40 Wednesday. A deputy on Route 40 westbound attempted to make a traffic stop on a black 1993 Lexus around 9:15 p.m., according to a release from the sheriff's office, when the vehicle crashed into a barrier, hit a traffic sign and "went airborne" onto the other side of the highway. The Lexus hit a 2006 Honda Accord traveling east with four occupants, police said, and then the suspect fled from his severely damaged vehicle.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2011
A federal judge on Monday sentenced a 31-year-old College Park man to 150 months — more than 12 years — in prison for possessing crack cocaine and intending to distribute it. Josue Monroy, who pleaded guilty to the charges, must also serve five years of supervised probation upon his release, under the terms of the sentence pronounced by U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams Jr. at the federal courthouse in Greenbelt. The judge noted that Monroy is a "career offender" with two prior drug convictions.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2011
City police executing a search warrant in a high-crime area of East Baltimore found five illegal handguns and arrested four people, including one who had been charged with illegal handgun possession in January. Acting on a tip obtained by a patrol officer, police raided a home in the 1700 block of E. 25 t h St. at about 1 p.m. Tuesday, where they found the guns along with crack cocaine and $500 cash, a spokesman said. The area, near the border of the Eastern and Northeast police districts, has seen nearly a dozen shootings in recent months, and police said they hope the guns will be linked to some of those cases.
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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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