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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | April 20, 1999
Annapolis Housing Authority employees will spend two hours immersed in the drug culture this morning, learning how a crack cocaine pipe can be crafted from a soda can and what a "Loveboat" is (marijuana sprinkled with PCP).Far from being illegal, the drug and paraphernalia class has been ordered by their boss, Patricia Croslan. And their instructor -- Annapolis City Police Lt. Robert E. Beans -- is on the right side of the law."It's of great importance for people to be able to identify drug paraphernalia, particularly when they work in an environment where they might come across it," said Croslan, the Housing Authority director.
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By Justin Fenton and Quinn Kelley, The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2014
Police seized a loaded handgun, a bag of ammunition and drug paraphernalia, including packaging material and a scale, during a search of University of Maryland football player Wes Brown's campus apartment last summer, newly released documents show. Brown was suspended last year, and university officials tied the move to an incident in which he allegedly shoved a Baltimore police officer who visited the College Park campus as part of a shooting investigation. But Brown's connection to crimes under investigation turned out to be more extensive.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | March 26, 2004
After services Sunday, St. Joseph Catholic Community in Eldersburg will invite neighbors into its parish center but not for a social hour. Guests will be given hard lessons on prevention, intervention and treatment of substance abuse. In response to a parish survey last year that showed widespread concern about drug-abuse and drug-related crime in South Carroll, the parish organized the area's first drug awareness and prevention program outside the public schools. "We know the schools are doing drug prevention, and we thought we could add to that," said the Rev. Pat Tonry, pastor at St. Joseph.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | March 26, 2004
After services Sunday, St. Joseph Catholic Community in Eldersburg will invite neighbors into its parish center but not for a social hour. Guests will be given hard lessons on prevention, intervention and treatment of substance abuse. In response to a parish survey last year that showed widespread concern about drug-abuse and drug-related crime in South Carroll, the parish organized the area's first drug awareness and prevention program outside the public schools. "We know the schools are doing drug prevention, and we thought we could add to that," said the Rev. Pat Tonry, pastor at St. Joseph.
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July 13, 1995
A county police officer, called to quell a domestic quarrel at a Glen Burnie home, arrested the couple after the officer found a cocaine smoking pipe on a coffee table in the house, police said.Northern District Officer Stefanie Samler went to a home in the 200 block of Georgia Ave. N.E. about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday to investigate a reported quarrel. A man who answered the door told the officer he was having a fight with a woman and wanted her to leave. He invited Officer Samler inside, police said.
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June 30, 1994
Westminster police arrested a New Windsor woman and charged her with possession of drugs and paraphernalia about 3 a.m. Sunday.Sheree E. Bell, 35, of Springdale Road also was charged with driving on a suspended license.She was released Sunday evening after posting bail, which was set at $20,000, authorities said.Lt. Randy Barnes. a city police spokesman, said an officer noticed a vehicle with an expired license plate on Charles Street and attempted to stop the car. He said that the vehicle did not stop immediately and that the officer saw a woman appear to throw something out the driver's window.
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April 19, 1996
Two North Carroll Middle School students were arrested on drug paraphernalia charges Wednesday after school officials reported finding items in their possession during class hours, school and state police authorities said yesterday.Richard DeLong, principal at the middle school in Greenmount between Hampstead and Manchester, did not identify the students. He said they were suspended in accordance with the county's Board of Education policy and must attend counseling before they can be reinstated.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 12, 1999
A 43-year-old man was found dead in an Ellicott City motel room yesterday morning, and Howard County police suspect his death was drug-related.When police answered a call received about 9 a.m. from Brown's Motel in the 8000 block of Baltimore National Pike, they found the body of Donald Edward Eckert of Ellicott City. He is thought to have checked into the motel around Feb. 8, said police spokesman Sgt. Morris Carroll."There was evidence of drugs in the room," said Carroll. "We also discovered paraphernalia."
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March 24, 2004
Harford County police announced yesterday the arrest of two people at an Edgewood convenience store on charges of selling drug paraphernalia. Jayesh A. Patel, 46, of the 1100 block of Clover Valley Way in Edgewood, whom police identified as the owner of Express Deli Mart in the 600 block of Edgewood Road, was charged with maintaining a common nuisance, and with possession and intent to sell drug paraphernalia. Danielle N. Nevins, 21, of the 1200 block of Windy Branch Way, Edgewood, was charged with possession and intent to sell drug paraphernalia.
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March 24, 2004
Harford County police announced yesterday the arrest of two people at an Edgewood convenience store on charges of selling drug paraphernalia. Jayesh A. Patel, 46, of the 1100 block of Clover Valley Way in Edgewood, whom police identified as the owner of Express Deli Mart in the 600 block of Edgewood Road, was charged with maintaining a common nuisance, and with possession and intent to sell drug paraphernalia. Danielle N. Nevins, 21, of the 1200 block of Windy Branch Way, Edgewood, was charged with possession and intent to sell drug paraphernalia.
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By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | October 8, 2002
City Council President Sheila Dixon and Councilman Keiffer J. Mitchell Jr. introduced a bill yesterday to expand the city's ban on drug paraphernalia to outlaw the sale or possession of pipes or glass tubes used to smoke crack cocaine and other illegal substances. Before submitting the legislation at last night's City Council meeting, the council members held a news conference in front of a liquor store at North and Monroe streets on the city's west side, in an area overwhelmed by the illegal drug trade.
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By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | July 16, 2002
The heap of old tires was still there near the baseball fields in Leakin Park, as were the chairs dumped nearby, the busted computer terminal peeking up through the weeds, the electric fans, graffiti, drug bags and dozens of rusty oil barrels. A week after Mayor Martin O'Malley's administration promised to make rapid improvements in the cleanliness of the west-side park and dozens of others around the city, Reggie Wilson Sr. returned to see only a cursory response - at best - to his complaint of illegal dumping.
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By Gail Gibson and Gail Gibson,SUN STAFF | December 13, 2000
In a potentially precedent-setting case, a jury has convicted two men under the federal drug kingpin law for supplying Baltimore heroin dealers with the materials needed to prepare millions of dollars' worth of street-level drug sales. The case against John David Anderson, 36, of Jessup and Ronald Eric Marshall, 40, of Edgewood marked the first time in the country that the kingpin statute has been applied to paraphernalia dealers, prosecutors said. Under the law's strict penalties, both men face a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in prison.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | April 20, 1999
Annapolis Housing Authority employees will spend two hours immersed in the drug culture this morning, learning how a crack cocaine pipe can be crafted from a soda can and what a "Loveboat" is (marijuana sprinkled with PCP).Far from being illegal, the drug and paraphernalia class has been ordered by their boss, Patricia Croslan. And their instructor -- Annapolis City Police Lt. Robert E. Beans -- is on the right side of the law."It's of great importance for people to be able to identify drug paraphernalia, particularly when they work in an environment where they might come across it," said Croslan, the Housing Authority director.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 12, 1999
A 43-year-old man was found dead in an Ellicott City motel room yesterday morning, and Howard County police suspect his death was drug-related.When police answered a call received about 9 a.m. from Brown's Motel in the 8000 block of Baltimore National Pike, they found the body of Donald Edward Eckert of Ellicott City. He is thought to have checked into the motel around Feb. 8, said police spokesman Sgt. Morris Carroll."There was evidence of drugs in the room," said Carroll. "We also discovered paraphernalia."
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | March 24, 1997
Southwestern District police raided a Rosemont record shop Friday night and seized a truckload of drug paraphernalia that was allegedly being sold from the store.Based on complaints from residents and tips from informants, members of the district's drug unit visited F & F Records in the 600 block of Poplar Grove St. during the day Friday. "We observed a large amount of drug paraphernalia at the business," said Sgt. Fred Bealefeld.Police obtained a search warrant and raided the store about 7: 30 p.m. They seized:More than 1 million empty gelatin capsules, which are commonly used to package heroin.
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