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Feds bust ring smuggling cocaine, heroin to area

WILMINGTON, Del. — Federal prosecutors on Monday announced the unsealing of an indictment charging 12 people with smuggling and attempting to smuggle cocaine and heroin from Panama into the United States. Authorities said the ring distributed cocaine and heroin to ...

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Maryland seeks ban on drugs known as ‘bath salts’

Maryland’s health secretary is calling for emergency regulations to add synthetic drugs known as “bath salts” to the state’s controlled dangerous substances list. Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, secretary of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, on Thursday declared the drugs ...

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Ex-PG police officer admits to corruption charges

GREENBELT — A former Prince George’s County police officer has pleaded guilty to selling cocaine to an undercover agent and protecting the transport of untaxed cigarettes. Sinisa Simic pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Greenbelt. The Woodbridge, Va., man ...

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Maryland may make ‘bath salts’ drug illegal

Maryland’s health secretary is considering classifying synthetic drugs known as “bath salts” as controlled dangerous substances, making them illegal. Many states have already banned bath salts, which are often sold online and mimic the effects of cocaine or methamphetamines. They ...

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Court considers whether or not higher drug sentence applies beyond crack cases

WASHINGTON — For years, a federal statute imposed a minimum penalty that was 100 times higher for offenses involving “cocaine base” than for powder cocaine offenses. Though that law has been changed to reduce the disparity, the U.S. Supreme Court ...

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Prince George’s Co. police officer to be detained until trial

GREENBELT — One of the three Prince George’s County police officers arrested this week in an FBI corruption probe will remain in detention until his trial in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt. U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles B. Day said Wednesday ...

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