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Md. high court: Drug dog reliability decisions get deference

Appellate courts must defer to a trial judge’s determination that a drug-sniffing dog was reliable unless that finding was clearly wrong, Maryland’s top court has ruled in setting the review standard for the often-decisive factor in whether police had probable cause to search a vehicle.

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Baltimore drug arrests drop by nearly 50 percent in 2015

Drug arrests in Baltimore dropped by nearly 50 percent last year. An analysis of drug arrests by the Baltimore Sun shows that fewer people were arrested in 2015 for possession and distribution of marijuana and other illicit drugs, including heroin and ...

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Md. panel: Restructure penalties for drug possession

Maryland should save prison beds for serious and violent officers, improve probation and parole supervision and take other steps that could reform the state’s criminal justice system and save money, a panel appointed by the governor recommended Thursday. The Justice ...

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Md. dentist gets probation in child-sex-for-drugs case

HAGERSTOWN — A dentist has been sentenced to two years’ probation for arranging to have sex with a 12-year-old girl in exchange for prescription painkillers and cash. The Herald-Mail reports that Vaqar Choudry of Germantown was sentenced Thursday in Hagerstown. ...

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