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By Jill Hudson and Jill Hudson,SUN STAFF | March 14, 1997
Police officers from Howard County's narcotics unit arrested a 19-year-old Bethesda man, seizing 20 pounds of marijuana that police say has an estimated street value of $52,000.Sam Majidi of the 10100 block of Crestberry Place was arrested in the parking lot of the Cherry Tree Shopping Center in Scaggsville at 4 p.m. Wednesday, a report said, as he was allegedly attempting to sell drugs. The shopping center adjoins the county police department's Southern District headquarters.Majidi was charged with possession of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2013
Federal agents found 500 pounds of marijuana and more than 10 kilograms of cocaine, along with an AK-47 and body armor, during raids on homes in Baltimore County and northeastern Baltimore as part of a cross-country drug investigation.  At least two men have been charged through a federal complaint in connection with the raids - Harold and Joseph Ibreham Byrd. Both men have had initial appearances in federal judge before a magistrate judge and are being detained; attorneys are not listed in court records.
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By A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 5, 1999
Anne Arundel County police arrested an Odenton man on drug charges late Wednesday after they found more than 17 pounds of marijuana in a van parked in Crofton.Ricardo Muno De Jesus Docounto, 26, of the 2600 block of Evergreen Road, was charged with with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.Acting on a tip from Prince George's County police, the Anne Arundel county tactical narcotics team began watching a 1971 Dodge van parked in the 1600 block of Route 3 in Crofton after 11 p.m. Wednesday, police said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2013
A strong odor of marijuana in a Joppa home where Harford County sheriff's deputies had responded to settle a domestic dispute on Sunday has led to the arrests of a young couple and the seizure of about eight pounds of marijuana, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said Thursday. Deputies responded to the home in the 800 block of Chatfield Road about 12:15 p.m. for a report of a verbal altercation between Michael Allen Brandt, 26, and Julia Michele Leonard, 24, the sheriff's office said.
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August 1, 1991
Two West Virginia residents have been charged with possession of marijuana after police confiscated about 4 pounds of marijuana from a hotel room in Mayo.Police said they served a search warrant Tuesdayin a room at the Riverboat Motel in the 800 block of Mayo Road and found the freshly harvested plants.Raymond Aaron Groves, 42, and Cheryl Lynn Ouellette, 29, both of Cleveland, W.Va., were also charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, police said.MAN, 23, ACCUSED OF BEATING GIRLFRIENDAn Annapolis man has been charged with assault with intent to murder after police said he beat his girlfriend Tuesday.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | September 11, 1998
Police raided 10 rowhouses in a West Baltimore neighborhood and one in Woodlawn yesterday morning in an attempt to break up a group of suspected marijuana dealers who investigators said targeted suburban users.Detectives said they seized more than 40 pounds of marijuana -- the bulk coming from a duffel bag found in one house -- $40,000 in cash, four sawed-off shotguns, five handguns and three cars.Sgt. Michael Caperoon, of the Western Police District's operations squad, said 15 people between ages 20 and 40 were arrested yesterday on drug distribution charges.
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By Nancy A. Youssef and Nancy A. Youssef,SUN STAFF | March 31, 2000
Baltimore County police in Towson made the largest drug arrest in precinct history yesterday, charging two people and seizing 64 pounds of marijuana at a Loch Raven apartment. Richard M. Stafford, 39, of the 8400 block of Greenway Road, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and a series of other drug charges. He is being held in lieu of $1 million bail, police said. Also charged was his wife, Joy Louise Stafford, 31, of the same address. She faces charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana.
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By Dan Morse and Dan Morse,SUN STAFF | November 4, 1997
The investigation into state Trooper John M. Hurley began 19 months ago when a prison inmate found a marijuana pipe while picking through recycled cardboard at an Anne Arundel County garbage dump.It ended yesterday when the decorated officer -- a one-time nominee for The Sun's law enforcement officer of the year award -- couldn't account for 166 pounds of marijuana he was entrusted to store in six drug cases dating to 1995.Hurley pleaded guilty to misconduct in office and could be sentenced to 18 months in jail under the terms of a proposed plea agreement, according to his attorney.
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,SUN STAFF | October 3, 1996
Baltimore County police have arrested five people and seized 315 pounds of marijuana, more than $200,000 and several guns in connection with what they say was a drug ring based in Pikesville and Perry Hall."
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | February 11, 2000
A University of Baltimore law student and his father-in-law have been arrested on charges of drug trafficking after Anne Arundel County police say the two delivered 5 pounds of marijuana to an undercover detective at a Glen Burnie motel. The men -- Leigh Stefan Jocelyn, 23, of the first block of Mycroft Court in Reisterstown and Fred Schneyer, 44, of the 9000 block of Groffs Mill Drive in Owings Mills -- were charged with possession and intent to distribute marijuana and a stimulant "designer drug" known as Ecstasy.
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By Brent Jones | brent.jones@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | April 2, 2010
Authorities in Harford County have arrested 13 people they say were part of a major drug ring that distributed marijuana throughout the county. The Harford County Task Force, working with federal agents, seized more than 250 pounds of marijuana and $400,000, according to the sheriff's office. The investigation began in the summer of 2008 and ended with the indictment Tuesday of Antonio Boston, 51, of Aberdeen, who authorities say was the ring leader. A spokesman for the sheriff's department said that large quantities of the drugs originated from Mexico and were smuggled across the Arizona border, then shipped in containers to Harford County and distributed.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Annie Linskey and Gus G. Sentementes and Annie Linskey,Sun reporters | July 5, 2008
When it absolutely, positively had to get there, someone in Florida used FedEx to ship marijuana to addresses in the Baltimore area. But the shipping company botched one of the deliveries, triggering an undercover operation that led to the arrest of a city man and the seizure of 600 pounds of the drug, police said yesterday. Police were tipped off when four boxes were mistakenly delivered Tuesday to a Northeast Baltimore resident who opened one and discovered a "large shrink wrapped bundle of a green plant material," charging documents say. City officers and Maryland State Police troopers posed as FedEx employees the next day to snare the intended recipient of the 200-pound shipment.
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By BRENT JONES | May 29, 2008
A 28-year-old Atlanta man was arrested Tuesday by a Maryland Transportation Authority officer after police said they found nearly 146 pounds of marijuana during a routine traffic stop. Themba K. Koyi was driving south on Interstate 95 in Baltimore County when his rented 2008 Nissan sedan was stopped by a transportation authority officer for speeding, police said. The drugs, valued at more than $200,000, were discovered during a check of the vehicle, police said.
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By Matthew Dolan | May 12, 2007
A Baltimore man caught with 350 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle received a 15-year sentence in federal court yesterday. U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Chester Griffiths, 44, on a single count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Police arrested him June 15, 2006, with the drugs at a truck stop in Howard County. The marijuana has a street value of about $400,000, prosecutors said.
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By Matthew Dolan | March 3, 2007
A 43-year-old Baltimore man pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to possessing about $400,000 worth of marijuana. According to the plea agreement, a law enforcement officer saw Chester Griffiths' vehicle at a truck stop in Howard County on June 15. After discovering that the vehicle's registration had been suspended, the officer found more than 350 pounds of marijuana inside. Griffiths could receive a maximum of life in prison with a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years. U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz scheduled sentencing for April 17.
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By Annie Linskey and Gus G. Sentementes and Annie Linskey and Gus G. Sentementes,Sun reporters | January 26, 2007
Baltimore police heard a tantalizing rumor: A pair of men were selling about 100 pounds of marijuana a week in Hampden, Canton, Pigtown and Highlandtown. Informants told detectives that marijuana was getting popular because cocaine was scarce. "No powder man, bud is where we're all running," said one informant, according to a police document obtained by The Sun. Early yesterday, police officers raided a Sparrows Point bar, two homes in Dundalk and one home in Baltimore.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | January 19, 2000
A routine call for a suspected break-in at a business near the southern edge of Baltimore led police to 200 pounds of marijuana that detectives believe was smuggled here from Mexico. The drugs, worth an estimated $300,000 on the street, were discovered Monday afternoon by a maintenance man who dialed 911 after finding a broken lock. The office is in a strip of businesses in the 3100 block of Lorena Ave. Police arrested five people Monday night who leased the office under the name Astec Inc., which was supposed to print T-shirts, at two rowhouses in West and Northeast Baltimore.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | July 9, 1997
A 20-year-old Perry Hall man is expected to receive a 10-year prison sentence after pleading guilty Monday in Carroll County Circuit Court in three marijuana-distribution cases.Frederick N. Boston Jr. will receive that sentence under a binding plea agreement, said Carroll County State's Attorney Jerry F. Barnes, who prosecuted the case.Boston pleaded guilty to three charges of distributing marijuana -- a total of 1 1/2 pounds sold for $2,150 on three occasions in November, as well as conspiracy, and employing a juvenile and use of a handgun in drug dealing.
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By MELISSA HARRIS and MELISSA HARRIS,SUN REPORTER | June 16, 2006
More than 400 pounds of marijuana - compressed into heavy blocks, wrapped in plastic and coated with an oil to cover the odor - were confiscated after a rookie Howard County police officer stopped a vehicle for failing to have an emissions test and smelled the drug. Officer David Aronovic said that he was running license plate numbers through a computer database in his patrol car around 11:45 p.m. Wednesday in Jessup when the registration on Chester Griffiths' 1995 Jeep Cherokee popped up as suspended.
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By MATTHEW DOLAN and MATTHEW DOLAN,SUN REPORTER | January 28, 2006
A federal judge sentenced a Baltimore man who served as a firefighter to two years in prison yesterday for helping transport nearly 150 pounds of marijuana in Texas. U.S. District Judge Andre M. Davis imposed the sentence on Carl H. Kus, 40, of Baltimore for interstate traveling in the aid of racketeering. He also ordered that the prison term be followed by three years of supervised probation. According to court papers, Kus, Antony Marcantoni and Adrian LaCasse flew from Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to Houston on May 12, 2002, using tickets paid for by Kus. Authorities said Marcantoni and LaCasse were each carrying large sums of money for marijuana that Marcantoni and Kus had arranged to purchase.
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