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TORMARCO HARRIS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal law — Sufficiency of the evidence — Drug kingpin

Tormarco Harris’ case requires us to consider whether and under what circumstances our laws prohibit a person who is not a licensed healthcare provider from directing other persons who are licensed healthcare providers to supply medically unnecessary or excessive opioid pain medicines to patients. Harris was convicted in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County of being a “drug kingpin,” and several other offenses related to dispensing controlled dangerous substances and was sentenced to twenty years’ incarceration. Before us now, Harris appeals his convictions, arguing that: (1) the laws and regulations governing legally dispensing controlled dangerous substances are unconstitutionally vague when applied to a layperson such as himself; and (2) the evidence before the trial court was insufficient to support Harris’ convictions. Because Harris …

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