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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.

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.

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