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Rapper 2 Chainz faces marijuana charges

Rapper 2 Chainz admitted possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after he was stopped by police on the evening of Feb. 14. Consequenty, he faces drug charges with a possible penalty of up to 365 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. The rapper was in Maryland to perform at a local college. He was detained near Easton by law enforcement personnel, who saw him speeding, according to a spokesman for the Maryland State Police. A strong smell of marijuana allegedly emitted from the van, and a search yielded paraphernalia and a minuscule amount of marijuana. The suspect was arrested, cited and released.

Maryland couple faces charges of manufacturing meth

A pair of individuals face drug charges for the manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and additional related crimes. The male, age 32, and female, age 30, were held on a $100,000 bond and $50,000 bond, respectively. They could face up to 14 years in prison if convicted. The Washington County Narcotics Task Force received tips from independent individuals related to the manufacture of methamphetamine in the residence. This confirmed other information that the male suspect had bought ingredients used to make the drug. They searched the home of the suspects and located lye, lithium, glass and plastic containers, ammonium nitrate, coffee filters, drug store receipts, lighter fluid and additional items related to the methamphetamine trade. All of these materials are commonly used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

School employee charged with dealing drugs on campus

Recently, a 23-year-old temporary custodian at a Charles County school was charged with dealing drugs to students on campus after hours. A school resource officer informed police that the suspect could be involved in illegal activity. Later that evening, police dogs signaled the presence of drugs in the suspect's car that was parked on campus. Law enforcement personnel found marijuana worth about $500, a scale and money in the vehicle during a search. The defendant faces three drug charges

Dozens indicted in Maryland drug roundup

A roundup for drug offenses has culminated in the arrests of dozens of suspects by the Wicomico County Narcotics Task Force. The investigation into the drug trafficking ring began in January 2010. Law enforcement officials found several distribution sources of various drugs throughout the county. During the three-year period, they confiscated heroin, cocaine, marijuana and pills valued at more than $1 million in addition to weapons and more than $600,000 in cash. The suspects face a variety of state and federal drug-related charges with penalties between five- and 40-year prison sentences. Six of the 71 suspects have been labeled as drug kingpins and face mandatory minimum prison sentences of 20 years. The kingpins are individuals who oversee the drug distribution in some capacity. When police attempted to take one of the kingpins into custody, he rammed his vehicle into an occupied law-enforcement vehicle. He faces attempted first-degree murder charges in addition to the drug charges.

Federal treasury bonanza as 2 men sentenced in drug case

Two men were sentenced on federal drug charges earlier this year for a drug distribution operation that crisscrossed the nation. The 136 kilograms of cocaine, with a street value of $13.6 million, was hidden in a load of strawberries and discovered after a routine traffic stop. In addition to the drugs, law enforcement personnel confiscated almost $300,000 in cash from one of the defendants. Several other men have pleaded guilty but have not yet been sentenced. According to official documents, the federal government also plans to keep more money confiscated in the case, including almost $3 million seized in cash from several homes and apartments. Cash was also taken from some involved individuals and from a U.S. Post Office location. In addition, almost $300,000 was confiscated from five separate bank accounts at four different banks. The government also confiscated seven homes owned by one of the co-defendants along with at least 12 cars. In addition, it confiscated numerous luxury jewelry items such as Gucci and Rolex watches.

Charges pending in Maryland against alleged gang member

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.

Washington County man sentenced on charges stemming from chase

A police pursuit earlier this year has led to convictions for a man from Washington County, Maryland. The man pled guilty to one count each of possession of drug paraphernalia and fleeing law enforcement stemming from a chase in which he damaged two police cars.He was sentenced to three years in custody for both the drug charge and other offense. He will pay restitution of almost $3,500 and remain on probation for 30 months following his release. Nine additional counts were dismissed.

Charges filed against Maryland man for drug distribution

A wild police chase led to the arrest of two men, one of whom lives in Maryland, on drug charges. During a task force investigation into cocaine sales, law enforcement personnel initially attempted to take the pair into custody on serious criminal charges. As the officers walked up to a car belonging to one of the subjects, the driver allegedly took off with a passenger in the vehicle. As he fled the scene, he allegedly struck a law enforcement vehicle and nearly missed a police officer. Officers shot at the vehicle in retaliation, but no one was hit. The passenger eventually jumped out of the car and slightly injured himself. Law enforcement personnel eventually deflated the vehicle tires and arrested the men. In addition to drug charges, the driver faces additional charges of assault on a police officer and fleeing from the police. He also previously violated his probation in Maryland. Both suspects were taken into custody.

Four arrested on drug charges in Anne Arundel County

Four people in Glen Burnie, Maryland, were arrested this week and charged with several drug-related crimes after police allegedly found drugs valued at thousands of dollars inside a home. The four men, ages 18 to 33, are facing the drug charges over the alleged discovery of marijuana as well as marijuana plants.

Will there be more arrests for use of prescription drugs?

Many policymakers are debating whether the so-called war on drugs in the United States that has been going on continuously for more than 40 years, has produced its intended results. Many drug users have changed their drug of choice to prescription painkillers rather than illegal substances.

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