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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | May 4, 2011
A 44-year-old Ellicott City man who police said used his basement for an "extensive" marijuana-growing operation pleaded guilty Wednesday to manufacturing a controlled dangerous substance. Richard Marriott was arrested in December after the 20-year-old driver of a speeding sports car lost control and crashed into Marriott's residence in the 5100 block of Montgomery Road. The driver, later identified as Bryan Bolster of Elkridge, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.
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Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2011
A 44-year-old Ellicott City man who operated what police described as a sophisticated marijuana-growing operation discovered after a sports car crashed into his residence and caught fire will spend six months on home detention. Howard County Circuit Judge Diane O. Leasure sentenced Richard Marriott on Tuesday to five years in prison, but suspended all but six months, and ordered him to pay a $1,500 fine. Marriott's attorney, Leonard Shapiro, said in court that his client was "certainly not living the lifestyle of a drug dealer.
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By MELISSA HARRIS | August 20, 2006
Howard County police have arrested two men accused of growing marijuana in wooded areas in Ellicott City. On Aug. 4, while conducting surveillance on two plants in the David Force Park on Pebble Beach Drive, police said, they observed a man watering marijuana. On Wednesday, police said, they observed another man watering 12 plants in woods near Route 103 and Route 100. Detectives also found a loaded handgun in a motor vehicle, according to police Police said that Randy Fox Tennant, 22, of the 10000 block of Fox Den Road and David A. Lombardo, 32, of the 7900 block of Brightlight Place face multiple drug-related charges.
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By Scott Calvert, The Baltimore Sun | July 7, 2010
Former University of Maryland pharmacologist Clinton B. McCracken has been deported to his native Canada, ending more than three months of limbo since he pleaded guilty in March to growing marijuana. "I am thrilled he's back home," said his lawyer, David B. Irwin. He said McCracken, 33, was transported north June 29, 17 days after immigration authorities picked him up in Baltimore and sent him to a detention center in York, Pa. The deportation ends an odyssey for McCracken that began last September when his 29-year-old fiancee, Carrie E. John, a fellow pharmacologist at Maryland, died in a drug-shooting session at their Ridgely's Delight rowhouse.
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September 22, 1999
A New Windsor man who was found guilty in June of growing marijuana was granted probation before judgment yesterday and ordered to complete 100 hours of community service.George E. Sinnott, 51, of the 1500 block of Old New Windsor Road was arrested in July 1998 after a state trooper flying with a Maryland Air National Guard marijuana eradication detail saw 63 marijuana plants growing in six pots outside Sinnott's home, according to court documents.Sinnott and his wife, Cynthia, 46, have settled a forfeiture case in federal court, "effectively paying $30,000 ransom" to keep possession of their home, Charles O. Fisher Jr., Sinnott's attorney, told Circuit Judge Raymond E. Beck Sr. In January, Cynthia Sinnott was granted probation before judgment for possessing marijuana, court records show.
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April 26, 2000
A 16-year-old Manchester boy was arrested late Monday after more than 50 suspected marijuana plants were found growing in his bedroom, Carroll County authorities said. The youth, who was not named because of his age, is being held in Baltimore County at the Charles H. Hickey Jr. School, a juvenile detention facility. Carroll sheriff's deputies Cpl. Timmie Schaeffer and Michael Zepp went to the boy's home at 6: 10 p.m. to serve court papers for an emergency evaluation of the youth, said Sheriff Kenneth L. Tregoning.
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By Caitlin Francke and Caitlin Francke,SUN STAFF | May 7, 1996
A 19-year-old Laurel man admitted in court yesterday he grew marijuana in a friend's basement. He said he was tired of paying for it.James Wagner of the 7600 block of North Arbury Way received an 18-month suspended sentence after pleading guilty in Howard County Circuit Court to manufacturing marijuana.He could have been sentenced to up to five years in prison, fined $5,000, or both, said Assistant State's Attorney Mary Murphy.Wagner made a statement to police that he and his friends "got tired of spending money to buy pot, so they grew it," Murphy said.
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By Jonathan Pitts and Jonathan Pitts,jonathan.pitts@baltsun.com | March 10, 2009
Robert C. Chance, a pioneering Harford County ecologist and retired high school teacher, received a two-year suspended sentence and was placed on 18 months of supervised probation yesterday for growing marijuana and possessing psychedelic mushrooms last year on his Darlington farm. "This is a 62-year-old man who showed poor judgment," said Baltimore County Circuit Judge John G. Turnbull II as he announced the ruling. "I certainly don't think he's a threat to the community. If anything, he is a threat to himself."
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By New York Times News Service | March 1, 1992
PARKSVILLE, N.Y. -- Outside an unassuming storefront in the hamlet of South Fallsburg hangs the traditional shingle for the law offices of "Joel M. Proyect, Esq."Several miles away, at the foot of a long, twisting driveway, there is another sign, a weathered plank with white letters that reads "L'Avocat Sauvage." Roughly translated, it means the wild lawyer.Recently, Proyect's wild side caught up with him: The 49-year-old lawyer pleaded guilty to federal charges of growing marijuana, a felony carrying a potential sentence of five to 40 years in prison and $2 million in fines.
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May 22, 1994
Intruder steals purse from woman's kitchenA Havre de Grace woman told police that someone dressed in dark clothing broke into her home in the 700 block of Hoppers Lane at 12:40 a.m. last Sunday.The man stole her purse from the kitchen and ran out of the front door, she said. The amount of money in the purse was unknown, police said.3 arrested, charged after two burglariesTwo men and a woman were arrested on charges stemming from burglaries at two Havre de Grace restaurants Monday.Responding to a report of a breaking and entering at the Tidewater Grill at the foot of Franklin Street, officers saw a man running from the scene and broadcast his description.
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By Scott Calvert | scott.calvert@baltsun.com | March 25, 2010
A pharmacologist whose fiancee died last fall after injecting phony drugs pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge of growing marijuana, which will likely lead to his deportation along with the chance to donate a kidney to his ailing father in Canada. Under a plea deal, Clinton B. McCracken was given a suspended five-year sentence that will spare him further jail time but force him to return to his home country. His lawyer said McCracken hopes the removal happens "as soon as possible" because of his father's medical condition.
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By Jonathan Pitts and Jonathan Pitts,jonathan.pitts@baltsun.com | March 10, 2009
Robert C. Chance, a pioneering Harford County ecologist and retired high school teacher, received a two-year suspended sentence and was placed on 18 months of supervised probation yesterday for growing marijuana and possessing psychedelic mushrooms last year on his Darlington farm. "This is a 62-year-old man who showed poor judgment," said Baltimore County Circuit Judge John G. Turnbull II as he announced the ruling. "I certainly don't think he's a threat to the community. If anything, he is a threat to himself."
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By From Sun news services | January 22, 2009
Less than two months ago, a National Geographic Channel documentary took a look at the get-rich business of growing marijuana. Now CNBC is similarly reporting on how American agribusiness is going to pot. In Marijuana Inc.: Inside America's Pot Industry, anchor Trish Regan explores the inner workings of an industry that lights up the economy by an estimated tens of billions of dollars nationwide. Traveling to northern California's Emerald Triangle, Regan gathers personal stories of growers, many of them otherwise law-abiding citizens who include a journalist, a political activist and even a former member of law enforcement all cashing in on this profitable crop.
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By MELISSA HARRIS | August 20, 2006
Howard County police have arrested two men accused of growing marijuana in wooded areas in Ellicott City. On Aug. 4, while conducting surveillance on two plants in the David Force Park on Pebble Beach Drive, police said, they observed a man watering marijuana. On Wednesday, police said, they observed another man watering 12 plants in woods near Route 103 and Route 100. Detectives also found a loaded handgun in a motor vehicle, according to police Police said that Randy Fox Tennant, 22, of the 10000 block of Fox Den Road and David A. Lombardo, 32, of the 7900 block of Brightlight Place face multiple drug-related charges.
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By CHRIS YAKAITIS and CHRIS YAKAITIS,SUN REPORTER | June 15, 2006
One-fifth of a ton of marijuana, a sophisticated plant cultivation system and marijuana plants -- some 4 feet tall and growing -- were confiscated when city police raided an Upper Fells Point rowhouse after receiving a tip on the department's drug hot line. Police entered a three-story rowhouse in the 1900 block of East Pratt St. about 9 p.m. Tuesday. John Arbuckle, 33, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Police said Arbuckle was in the house.
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April 26, 2000
A 16-year-old Manchester boy was arrested late Monday after more than 50 suspected marijuana plants were found growing in his bedroom, Carroll County authorities said. The youth, who was not named because of his age, is being held in Baltimore County at the Charles H. Hickey Jr. School, a juvenile detention facility. Carroll sheriff's deputies Cpl. Timmie Schaeffer and Michael Zepp went to the boy's home at 6: 10 p.m. to serve court papers for an emergency evaluation of the youth, said Sheriff Kenneth L. Tregoning.
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