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By Justin Fenton and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
A new anti-violence program led Baltimore police to raid the home of a convicted drug dealer they had hoped to reform, and to nearly $4 million worth of drugs and cash, a significant seizure for the department. Standing over a table displaying $825,000 cash and nearly 12 kilograms of heroin, police officials said Shawn Antonio Hearn, a 41-year-old with a prior federal drug conviction, had been given a chance through the Operation Ceasefire program. He didn't take that chance, they said.
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By Justin Fenton and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
A new anti-violence program led Baltimore police to raid the home of a convicted drug dealer they had hoped to reform, and to nearly $4 million worth of drugs and cash, a significant seizure for the department. Standing over a table displaying $825,000 cash and nearly 12 kilograms of heroin, police officials said Shawn Antonio Hearn, a 41-year-old with a prior federal drug conviction, had been given a chance through the Operation Ceasefire program. He didn't take that chance, they said.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2012
An Anne Arundel police corporal was charged Friday after allegedly warning drug suspects that a search warrant was going to be executed for their residence, police said. Anne Arundel County Police Cpl. Rick Alexander, 36, a 14-year member of the department, was arrested and charged with obstructing and hindering a police officer, conspiracy to distribute marijuana and conspiracy to distribute cocaine, according to a statement Friday evening from county police. Around 10 p.m. Thursday, Anne Arundel County Police executed a narcotics search and seizure warrant in the 1300 block of Juniper Street, in Shady Side, police said.
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By Scott Dance and Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
An addiction rehabilitation psychiatrist with a history of treatment for alcohol and drug abuse was among those charged Wednesday with manufacturing and distributing the drug Ecstasy at a Towson home. Dr. Priscilla W. Sheldon-Cost, 51, and her boyfriend, Thomas Ronald Joyave, 52, of the 700 block of Walker Ave. are both charged with five counts of narcotics offenses, including manufacturing and possessing drugs with the intent to distribute them, Baltimore County police said. Vincent Mark Ricker, 24, of the 7700 block of Fairgreen Road faces the same charges.
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By Liz F. Kay and Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2011
Anne Arundel County Police are looking for the owners of thousands of dollars worth of power tools, lawn equipment, guns and other items that were discovered during a search of a Lothian home where two people were arrested. In the few days after police publicly invited owners of property that was stolen to contact them, police received about 100 inquiries by phone and email, said Justin Mulcahy, police spokesman. Before that, police had been able to return a few items they had recently seized from the Lothian property home to their owners, he said.
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May 3, 1991
A three-month investigation has resulted in the largest drug raid in Somerset County history and the arrests of 39 people, authorities say.More than 100 state, county and municipal police executed search-and-seizure warrants in two areas of the county yesterday in response to complaints about illegal drug activity.In Crisfield, 18 people were arrested on distribution and cocaine possession charges. In the Greenwood section of Princess Anne, 21 people were arrested on charges of cocaine distribution and possession.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | January 30, 1997
Police raided a Brooklyn Park home Monday and arrested a couple on drug charges.Cheryl Berger, 39, and Charles D. Thompson, 31, both of the 5200 block of Patrick Henry Drive were charged with drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police raided the home about 8 p.m., ending an investigation into alleged illegal drug activity. Police said they found a small amount of drugs and paraphernalia.Pub Date: 1/30/97
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April 22, 1994
County narcotics detectives arrested a Brooklyn Park woman on drug charges Wednesday night after they raided her house in the 4900 block of Kramme Ave., where they found 8 grams of suspected PCP and $167, police said.Cynthia Gail French, 28, was charged with possession with intent to distribute PCP, police said.Detectives raided the house at 9:15 p.m. after receiving an anonymous tip of drug activity, said Detective Wayne Vernon of the county police narcotics unit.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,Sun Staff Writer | December 18, 1994
An investigation that evolved from a Dec. 8 drug raid in Bel Air led to the arrest of two Aberdeen women on charges of possession with intent to distribute and conspiracy to distribute marijuana last week, police said.Members of the Harford County Joint Narcotics Task Force and sheriff's deputies arrested Antoinette Regina Mauro, 24, of the 200 block of Schemel St., and Nancy Anne Eller, 19, of the first block of E. Bel Air Ave., about 9 p.m. Tuesday at a Route 22 restaurant in Churchville, a task force spokesman said.
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August 25, 1997
A Westminster father and son were arrested Friday during a drug raid in which state and city police seized an ounce of marijuana, five grams of cocaine, and unspecified quantities of LSD, hashish and ecstasy plus $7,000 and a 1990 Ford pickup.Charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, marijuana, LSD and ecstasy, possession of hashish and with maintaining a common nuisance were Alan M. Hoshall, 43, and Michael F. Hoshall, 23.The two men live at the same address in the 800 block of Ewing Drive.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2013
Really Raw Honey is known for its straight-from-the-hive product, a creamy white treat sold online and in hundreds of stores like Whole Foods. But the buzz about the Highlandtown-based company this week involved handguns, rifles, ammunition and cocaine Baltimore police say were seized in raids on the firm's warehouse and its owner's North Baltimore home. Owner Frantz Walker was charged with armed drug trafficking and held at Central Booking on $1 million bail until he posted bond Wednesday morning.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2013
Baltimore police seized three assault rifles and more than 7,000 rounds of ammunition in a drug raid on an East Baltimore house just north of Patterson Park. Francisco G. Milos, 29, reportedly told officers he had the weapons because he was "preparing for the war," according to charging documents. When one of the arresting officers, Sgt. Lennardo Bailey, asked him who was going to be part of the war, Milos did not reply, police say. The search warrant was executed on the home in the 100 block of N. Kenwood Ave. in the Baltimore-Linwood neighborhood at 9 p.m. Wednesday, the result of an investigation that included undercover purchases of marijuana from the location, police said.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2012
A former Anne Arundel County Police corporal was offered probation before judgment Tuesday as long as he first spends two months in jail for warning drug suspects of an imminent raid by police, officials said. Prosecutors told the judge that residents of a Shady Side home told SWAT team members who arrived to search the home last February that then-Cpl. Rick Bobby Alexander, a 14-year veteran of the force, called a female resident to say police were nearby getting ready for a raid, but he didn't know where, said Kristin Riggin, spokeswoman for the prosecutors' office.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2012
The Annapolis City Council met in closed session Monday night to discuss the residency issues surrounding Alderman Kenneth A. Kirby, who is without a permanent home, but offered no new details on how the city would proceed on the issue. Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen said the council had a "candid and privileged" discussion with City Attorney Karen Hardwick. Cohen said he instructed Hardwick to draft a memo to address two issues: what the city code and charter say about residency requirements and what role the mayor and council play in determining that those standards are met. He set a two-week deadline.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2012
An Anne Arundel police corporal was charged Friday after allegedly warning drug suspects that a search warrant was going to be executed for their residence, police said. Anne Arundel County Police Cpl. Rick Alexander, 36, a 14-year member of the department, was arrested and charged with obstructing and hindering a police officer, conspiracy to distribute marijuana and conspiracy to distribute cocaine, according to a statement Friday evening from county police. Around 10 p.m. Thursday, Anne Arundel County Police executed a narcotics search and seizure warrant in the 1300 block of Juniper Street, in Shady Side, police said.
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January 15, 2012
Annapolis housing officials have confirmed that city Alderman Kenneth A. Kirby is not an approved tenant or visitor of a city-owned apartment where he was found during a drug raid earlier this month. Kirby faced questions about his residency after the Jan. 5 raid of two apartments, with housing officials investigating whether he was staying there in violation of a lease agreement. Police have said Kirby is not accused of any wrongdoing in connection with the drug raid. Housing Authority chief operating officer Joseph Johnson told The Capital in Annapolis that the agency's paperwork does not list Kirby as a tenant or visitor of the city-owned apartment in the Harbour House community.
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By Justin Fenton | January 7, 2012
Annapolis Police disclosed Saturday that they encountered a city alderman last week while raiding a an apartment where confidential sources had told police that PCP was being sold, an experience the elected official called “harrowing.” According to a statement sent out by police, a confidential informant gave police information about drug activity in an apartment building in the 1200 block of Madison St., and police obtained “no-knock” search...
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2011
A Baltimore police officer was shot in the arm by a Baltimore County officer Monday afternoon while in Odenton serving a warrant with a law enforcement task force, police said. The city officer, who was not identified, was shot about 2:15 p.m. in the 100 block of Pinecove Ave., in a townhouse community east of Fort Meade, officials said. The injury was described as a "through and through" wound and was not considered life-threatening, though he was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center as a precaution.
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