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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | November 21, 1996
An article in Thursday's Maryland section incorrectly identified HTC the Carter Braxton Chapter where a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration official spoke.The Sun regrets the error.A top U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration official warned last night that methamphetamine, a powerful stimulant once associated with motorcycle gangs, could become the next drug of choice on Baltimore's streets, rivaling crack cocaine and heroin.Robert J. Penland, the DEA's deputy chief of operations, said methamphetamine use is spreading from the West Coast and has reached epidemic levels in some Midwestern cities.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2012
A 28-year-old Severn man was arrested on multiple gun and drug charges Tuesday after paramedics responded to his home and found his 5-year-old son had ingested methadone, according to Anne Arundel County Police. Paul Kristopher Brooks, of the 1200 block of Reece Road, could also face child neglect charges, and charges are also pending against an additional, unidentified suspect, police said. Emergency personnel first responded to Brooks' home about 8:10 p.m. Tuesday after a 911 caller reported the boy was not breathing after accidentally ingesting the prescription narcotic and powerful liquid pain killer, police said.
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By Laura Sullivan and Laura Sullivan,SUN STAFF | January 9, 1998
County police arrested a Tracy's Landing resident yesterday after seizing what they said could be the largest amount ofmethamphetamine in county history this week.After a cross-country investigation that lasted several months, police said, they intercepted a package from Bakersfield, Calif., destined for an Edgewater residence. The package contained four stuffed animals containing 3 pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of $105,000, police said.Police have not released the address of the Edgewater home.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2011
Anne Arundel County police have charged seven people in three separate drug busts last week that netted more than 20 pounds of marijuana in Annapolis, nearly $14,000 in methamphetamine in Severn, and more that $300 worth of heroin in Pasadena. Detectives intercepted two separate suspicious packages at a sorting facility; one had two ounces of crystal methamphetamine destined for a Severn home and another had 21 bags of marijuana addressed to a local hotel, police said. The detectives delivered the package containing crystal methamphetamine to the 1700 block of Sage Brook Court, where they said Jeffrey Crook accepted the package.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | July 6, 2005
Local officials from across the country declared yesterday that methamphetamine is the nation's leading law-enforcement scourge - a more insidious drug problem than cocaine - blaming it for crowding jails and fueling increases in theft and violence, as well as a host of social welfare problems. Officials from the National Association of Counties, releasing results from a survey of 500 local officials nationwide, argued that Washington's focus on terrorism and homeland security had diverted money and attention from the methamphetamine problem in the United States.
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By MATTHEW DOLAN and MATTHEW DOLAN,SUN REPORTER | October 1, 2005
Authorities have charged a Howard County social studies teacher with accepting $50,000 worth of methamphetamine from a middleman who was secretly working with state and federal drug enforcement agents. Timothy W. Hartlove was arrested and charged this week with two counts of drug possession with intent to distribute by Baltimore County police. Authorities later searched his home in the 2300 block of Eutaw Place in Baltimore and found methamphetamine, marijuana, 52 tablets of the club drug Ecstasy, a quart of the odorless "date-rape" drug known as GHB and about $16,500 in cash locked inside a safe, according to court papers.
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By MATTHEW DOLAN and MATTHEW DOLAN,SUN REPORTER | April 14, 2006
A former Howard County social studies teacher pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine after he accepted drugs worth $50,000 from a middleman working with federal drug enforcement agents. Baltimore County police arrested and charged Timothy W. Hartlove in late September before the case was referred to federal authorities. Gary S. Bernstein, Hartlove's attorney, said yesterday that federal sentencing guidelines recommend a sentence about 10 years for his client.
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December 17, 2007
Critic's Pick -- Horatio (David Caruso) and his team uncover a methamphetamine lab in CSI: Miami (10 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13).
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By JUSTIN FENTON | June 10, 2006
A routine traffic stop in Harford County led to the discovery of a suspected methamphetamine lab in a Joppa hotel room, police said. About 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Valarie Ann James, 24, of Goldsboro, N.C., was arrested in the 900 block of Pulaski Highway. Sheriff's deputies found a 30-pound cylinder - containing anhydrous ammonia, a product used in the manufacture of methamphetamine - and suspected methamphetamine and marijuana in the back of her 1994 Oldsmobile. As a result of the investigation, sheriff's deputies and federal drug enforcement agents searched a Super 8 motel room in the 1000 block of Pulaski Highway.
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By HEARST NEWSPAPERS | June 26, 1998
WASHINGTON -- The rising popularity of methamphetamine in the eastern United States indicates a growth in nationwide use of the drug beyond its former domain in California, federal officials said yesterday.Barry R. McCaffrey, the Clinton administration's national drug policy director, said methamphetamine was "probably the worst drug to hit America in 20 years."McCaffrey released a semi-annual report on illicit drug trends that includes information collected from drug researchers, law enforcement officials and substance-abuse treatment workers.
FEATURES
December 17, 2007
Critic's Pick -- Horatio (David Caruso) and his team uncover a methamphetamine lab in CSI: Miami (10 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13).
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By Tim Jones and Tim Jones,Chicago Tribune | June 3, 2007
LAURENS, Iowa -- Methamphetamine has claimed every tooth in Dennis Patten's head, which is why his face is caving into his jaw and why just about everything south of his neck is falling apart. The squat Patten is a 28-year veteran of the Iowa drug wars, 25 of them spent as an addict and the past three as an uncertain, just-say-no convert torn by occasional gnawing cravings for the drugs that have crippled him. "I can't honestly say that if you dumped some [meth] right here," he said, tapping a couple of fingers on a table in front of him, "that I'd turn it down."
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By Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Julie Hirschfeld Davis,SUN REPORTER | November 5, 2006
Columbia, Mo. -- It's twilight outside the Republican headquarters housed in a strip mall here, and Sen. Jim Talent, his navy blazer slightly rumpled from a day of campaigning, is trying to sound optimistic. "If we finish this race strong, you are going to re-elect yourself a United States senator!" he tells a roomful of supporters, raising his voice slightly for emphasis but keeping his hands sedately in the pockets of his tan chinos. If Talent looks and sounds doubtful, he has good reason.
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By JUSTIN FENTON | June 10, 2006
A routine traffic stop in Harford County led to the discovery of a suspected methamphetamine lab in a Joppa hotel room, police said. About 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Valarie Ann James, 24, of Goldsboro, N.C., was arrested in the 900 block of Pulaski Highway. Sheriff's deputies found a 30-pound cylinder - containing anhydrous ammonia, a product used in the manufacture of methamphetamine - and suspected methamphetamine and marijuana in the back of her 1994 Oldsmobile. As a result of the investigation, sheriff's deputies and federal drug enforcement agents searched a Super 8 motel room in the 1000 block of Pulaski Highway.
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By MATTHEW DOLAN and MATTHEW DOLAN,SUN REPORTER | April 14, 2006
A former Howard County social studies teacher pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine after he accepted drugs worth $50,000 from a middleman working with federal drug enforcement agents. Baltimore County police arrested and charged Timothy W. Hartlove in late September before the case was referred to federal authorities. Gary S. Bernstein, Hartlove's attorney, said yesterday that federal sentencing guidelines recommend a sentence about 10 years for his client.
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April 9, 2006
LAST WEEK'S ISSUE: -- Police recently announced that three young adults from Indiana drove to Maryland for a pseudoephedrine shopping spree. The three purchased 103 boxes of cold and allergy pills, and told police that they intended to resell the medications at a profit to dealers in their home state who cook methamphetamine. Pseudoephedrine is an ingredient needed to create meth, a highly addictive drug. Police released the three after consulting with the state's attorney's office and learning that no laws had been broken.
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By ANICA BUTLER | November 30, 2005
Three Lothian residents were arrested Monday on charges of operating a suspected methamphetamine laboratory, Anne Arundel County police said yesterday. Deborah Lee Henry, 46, Kevin Matthew Musser, 42, and Robert Kevin Shallcross, 50, were arrested after police searched their home in the 100 block of Main St. Police began an investigation two months ago after receiving a tip, authorities said. While searching the home, officers found marijuana, crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia and a breathing apparatus, as well as several suitcases filled with tubes, beakers, funnels, burner plates and bottles, police said in a news release.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | January 31, 2005
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Faced with a growing crisis of methamphetamine addiction and toxic spills from homemade drug laboratories, 20 states are considering legislation that would impose tight restrictions on common cold medicines that contain pseudoephedrine, an essential ingredient in making methamphetamine. Although the bills vary in detail, most would classify pseudoephedrine as a controlled substance and would allow sales of products containing it, like Sudafed, only in pharmacies, not in grocery or convenience stores.
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By JOHN FRITZE | April 8, 2006
Mayor Martin O'Malley will announce his support today for a law to limit the sales of cold medication used in methamphetamine production, his gubernatorial campaign said yesterday. At a speech at the Western Maryland Democratic Summit in Allegany County today, O'Malley will unveil a seven-point plan to deal with the drug, which appears to be increasingly prevalent in the state. "As too many rural, and increasingly suburban and urban, communities know, the production of methamphetamine is an emerging threat to our families and our state," O'Malley said in a statement.
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By ANNIE LINSKEY and ANNIE LINSKEY,SUN REPORTER | March 31, 2006
Anne Arundel County police announced yesterday that they had taken a stockpile of cold and allergy medications from three young people who were planning to resell them at a profit to methamphetamine cooks in their home state of Indiana, but authorities said a loophole in state law prevented them from charging the three. According to police, a group of college students from Indiana have been traveling to Maryland and purchasing boxes of cold and allergy pills since January. Police found the medications Tuesday after pulling over a vehicle carrying two of the college students, ages 21 and 22, and a 17-year-old girl.
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