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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.

The Maryland penal system and drug arrests

The Maryland State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights recently met to discuss reasons for why there happens to be a disproportionate number of blacks incarcerated in Maryland prisons. The numbers of prisoners in Maryland has nearly tripled during the past thirty years, and one in nine young black men between the ages of 20 and 34 are now in jail.

Two young Maryland adults arrested for marijuana possession

Two Maryland women were charged with the alleged possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. The drug charges and arrests came about following the execution of a search warrant. The women were 18 and 19-years of age.

Maryland arrest for prescription fraud

A Maryland woman charged with a number of prescription fraud charges is currently being held on $5,000 bond. She was reported as trying to pass a fraudulent prescription, and it was discovered that she was wanted concerning another probation violation. And after being taken to an adult detention center it is alleged that an additional forged prescription was found.

Man falls asleep in car and is arrested for drugs

A recent Maryland arrest leading to a variety of drug charges demonstrates why every crime is unique and requires individual attention. Police were called one afternoon to a parked car where a man was sitting inside and probably sleeping. When police approached the vehicle, they indeed did find the man sleeping and observed assorted pills spread throughout the vehicle's interior. Police then woke the man and charged him with possession of Oxycodone and Alprazolam.

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