When most people think about someone being busted for drugs, they think of police raiding a home or drugs being found during a traffic stop. A recent case in Maryland shows that there are some other instances in which law enforcement officials might allege that drugs were located. In the case of a St. Mary's County man, a package being delivered via the United States Postal Service is what landed him behind bars.
For business owners in certain industries, such as the nightclub industry, keeping close tabs on business affairs is necessary. In some cases, those business affairs might be monitored even more closely by law enforcement officers than they are by the business owner. For one former Baltimore club owner, being involved in the local drug trade has landed him a prison sentence.
A Maryland man is facing drug and weapons charges after police conducted a narcotics sting at his home on Dec. 4. Law enforcement officers searched the man's home and allegedly found two handguns, a small amount of marijuana and cocaine paraphernalia.
Four Harford residents were taken into custody after a drug sweep that netted more than 1,400 grams of cocaine. The area's drug task force succeeded in conducting a wiretap operation that culminated in the seizure of more than one kilogram of cocaine and the arrest of a 37-year-old Havre de Grace man who is being charged as the drug kingpin. The man had been the original focus of the investigation, which had been executed through several search warrants. The search uncovered 823 grams of cocaine as well as six firearms.
On Aug. 20, investigators served a search warrant on a residence in the 6200 block of Panther Court in Waldorf and allegedly discovered suspected black tar heroin, various prescription medications, more than 1,000 in cash and $42,000 worth of marijuana. In connection with the drug bust, a Waldorf couple is being accused of drug crimes for the second time this year. A man and a woman at the residence were taken into custody and charged with possession of marijuana, possession with the intent to distribute marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Maryland law enforcement personnel have arrested a man they claim is part of a gang on drug charges. After a obtaining a search warrant, they said that they found almost 160 grams of a marijuana-like substance, drug paraphernalia and close to $800 in cash. In addition to the drugs, they also encountered an alligator in his home. The alligator was in good health, and animal control took custody of the reptile.