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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | July 27, 2013
The robbery would be simple, the five men were told: The crew would burst into a Baltimore hotel room and grab $400,000 worth of cocaine stashed there by an out-of-town supplier. They should bring guns, just in case. But as the men headed to the hotel, Baltimore police working with the Drug Enforcement Agency swooped in to arrest them. The entire story — the coke, the supplier and the hotel room — had been made up by law enforcement. The suspects in the supposed December robbery were charged with conspiracy to distribute drugs, robbery and gun violations.
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By John McCarthy and Tom Manger | October 8, 2013
Earlier this year, the General Assembly passed legislation to deal with the serious problem of an emerging class of drugs known as "synthetic cannabinoids. " The new law, which went into effect Oct. 1, prohibits the sale and possession of drugs intended to mimic the effects of marijuana, commonly sold under brand names such as "K-2," "Spice," "Voodoo Spice" "Scooby Snax," "Mr. Nice Guy" and "Mystery," to name just a few. Particularly troubling is that the packaging of these products often depict cartoon characters or images that are appealing to young people.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2010
Federal authorities are trying to seize $10 million from reputed drug kingpin Steven Blackwell Jr., who was indicted along with two others on federal heroin distribution charges last month. The brief court filing in U.S. District Court indicates for the first time the scope of Blackwell's alleged drug empire and links him to two real estate companies that own property in East Baltimore and a home along the Elk River in Cecil County that was purchased for $740,000. Authorities have labeled Blackwell, 26, a key player in a violent drug feud that began with the abduction of his two younger brothers and included a quadruple shooting outside an appliance store and a shootout at a backyard cookout that injured 12 people, including Blackwell.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | July 27, 2013
The robbery would be simple, the five men were told: The crew would burst into a Baltimore hotel room and grab $400,000 worth of cocaine stashed there by an out-of-town supplier. They should bring guns, just in case. But as the men headed to the hotel, Baltimore police working with the Drug Enforcement Agency swooped in to arrest them. The entire story — the coke, the supplier and the hotel room — had been made up by law enforcement. The suspects in the supposed December robbery were charged with conspiracy to distribute drugs, robbery and gun violations.
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By Carl T. Rowan | February 24, 1997
MIAMI -- Mexico's drug ''czar,'' Gen. Jesus Gutierrez Rebollo, has been thrown into a maximum-security prison on charges that he has received money, real estate and other gifts from one of Mexico's most notorious drug cartels. Two of his aides also have been locked up, one suspected of a kidnapping and murder last September.The arrests come less than a month after the general came to Washington to get ''highly sensitive'' briefings about U.S. and Mexican plans to deal with the illicit drug cartels in Mexico, Colombia and other countries that are conduits of cocaine, marijuana, heroin and other drug shipments into the United States.
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By John McCarthy and Tom Manger | October 8, 2013
Earlier this year, the General Assembly passed legislation to deal with the serious problem of an emerging class of drugs known as "synthetic cannabinoids. " The new law, which went into effect Oct. 1, prohibits the sale and possession of drugs intended to mimic the effects of marijuana, commonly sold under brand names such as "K-2," "Spice," "Voodoo Spice" "Scooby Snax," "Mr. Nice Guy" and "Mystery," to name just a few. Particularly troubling is that the packaging of these products often depict cartoon characters or images that are appealing to young people.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2013
At first, the soldier's behavior was puzzling. He appeared to be having hallucinations. He was anxious. He became belligerent. A drug test identified the problem: The young man had become the latest service member at Fort Meade to experience an adverse reaction to synthetic marijuana. Commanders at the Army base in Anne Arundel County, home to the National Security Agency, the U.S. Cyber Command and other sensitive activities, are cracking down on cheap, widely available and dangerous marijuana substitutes that have been linked nationally to suicides and homicides.
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,SUN STAFF | November 23, 1997
Andrew Charles Tartaglino, retired deputy chief of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, died Friday at his home in Charlesbrooke after a 10-year battle with prostate cancer. He was 71.In three decades of sleuthing, he helped catch hit men and drug traffickers, as well as corrupt police officers and agents.He led a two-year investigation into corruption in the New York City Police Department in the late 1960s that resulted in the arrests of more than 40 officers. The celebrated case was the basis for the book and movie, "Prince of the City."
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By Rafael Alvarez | May 13, 1992
IT IS ONE of the great oddities of pop culture.The official White House photo of Richard Nixon shaking hands with Elvis Presley in 1970 remains the most requested picture from the archives of the Library of Congress, a postcard from the outer vestibule of weird.It shows the business-suited Nixon, a tight smile wired across his face, gripping palms with a bleary-eyed King of Rock and Roll, the high-collar of Presley's shirt lapping over a black jacket draped across his shoulders, a gold belt buckle above his fabled TC pelvis gleaming like a giant waffle.
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October 30, 1994
A team of 15 Ocean City police officers and detectives arrested three men Friday night in an apartment at the resort's Beach Pad after a month-long undercover drug investigation involving the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, a police spokesman said.Arrested were Mike Harmon, 22, of Atlantic, Va., and Kevin L. Blue, 30, and Louis S. Barfield, 37, both of Ocean City, said Sgt. Richard Moreck.Mr. Harmon and Mr. Blue were charged with cocaine distribution and possession. Mr. Barfield was charged with possession of cocaine.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2013
At first, the soldier's behavior was puzzling. He appeared to be having hallucinations. He was anxious. He became belligerent. A drug test identified the problem: The young man had become the latest service member at Fort Meade to experience an adverse reaction to synthetic marijuana. Commanders at the Army base in Anne Arundel County, home to the National Security Agency, the U.S. Cyber Command and other sensitive activities, are cracking down on cheap, widely available and dangerous marijuana substitutes that have been linked nationally to suicides and homicides.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2010
Federal authorities are trying to seize $10 million from reputed drug kingpin Steven Blackwell Jr., who was indicted along with two others on federal heroin distribution charges last month. The brief court filing in U.S. District Court indicates for the first time the scope of Blackwell's alleged drug empire and links him to two real estate companies that own property in East Baltimore and a home along the Elk River in Cecil County that was purchased for $740,000. Authorities have labeled Blackwell, 26, a key player in a violent drug feud that began with the abduction of his two younger brothers and included a quadruple shooting outside an appliance store and a shootout at a backyard cookout that injured 12 people, including Blackwell.
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,SUN STAFF | November 23, 1997
Andrew Charles Tartaglino, retired deputy chief of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, died Friday at his home in Charlesbrooke after a 10-year battle with prostate cancer. He was 71.In three decades of sleuthing, he helped catch hit men and drug traffickers, as well as corrupt police officers and agents.He led a two-year investigation into corruption in the New York City Police Department in the late 1960s that resulted in the arrests of more than 40 officers. The celebrated case was the basis for the book and movie, "Prince of the City."
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By Carl T. Rowan | February 24, 1997
MIAMI -- Mexico's drug ''czar,'' Gen. Jesus Gutierrez Rebollo, has been thrown into a maximum-security prison on charges that he has received money, real estate and other gifts from one of Mexico's most notorious drug cartels. Two of his aides also have been locked up, one suspected of a kidnapping and murder last September.The arrests come less than a month after the general came to Washington to get ''highly sensitive'' briefings about U.S. and Mexican plans to deal with the illicit drug cartels in Mexico, Colombia and other countries that are conduits of cocaine, marijuana, heroin and other drug shipments into the United States.
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March 26, 2006
On March 23, 2006, ROBIN J., of Elkridge. She is survived by her devoted husband Richard Karasiewski. She is also survived by her beloved kitty Sydney. She was a graduate of University of Maryland and worked for 18 years as a Forensic Chemist for the Drug Enforcement Agency in both Washington and Chicago. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the GARY L. KAUFMAN FUNERAL HOME AT MEADOWRIDGE MEMORIAL PARK, INC., 7250 Washington Boulevard, Elkridge (exit 6 off Route 100) on Sunday from 2 to 4 P.M., and on Monday from 10 to 11 A. M and to attend services 11 A. M in the Vermillion Chapel.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | February 28, 2014
George B. Brosan, a former Maryland State Police superintendent from Annapolis, died Thursday, according to the state police. Brosan served as state police superintendent from Nov. 1, 1985 until April 22, 1987. Before leading the state police, Brosan had worked in law enforcement for 26 years, including with the New York Police Department, the U.S. Customs Service and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, incuding as deputy assistant administrator of the DEA. Brosan was appointed Maryland State Police superintendent by Gov. Harry R. Hughes following the retirement of Wilbert T. Travers Jr. The current Maryland State Police superintendent, Col. Marcus L. Brown, said in a statement that Brosan served "with a diligent commitment to excellence.
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