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Maryland Police Arrest 3 People in Salisbury for Various Drug Crimes

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The Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office completed a month-long investigation by arresting three people in Salisbury for various Maryland drug crimes, according to an article by ABC affiliate WMDT. In early June, sheriff’s deputies executed a search and seizure warrant at a domicile in the 400 block of Lindenhurst Court. In the process, the deputies… Read More »

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How Does Maryland Criminal Law Address Marijuana?

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Even though a growing number of U.S. states have legalized marijuana for recreational use, it remains a controlled substance under Maryland law. Accordingly, it is still a crime to possess or use marijuana in amounts of 10 grams or more in in Maryland, although exceptions exist for patients who use medical marijuana with a… Read More »

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How Does Maryland Classify Illegal Drugs into Schedules?

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Any person who commits a drug crime in Maryland — such as possessing, or distributing illegal drugs — can face severe criminal punishment under state law. That being said, the specific punishment often changes based on the type of illegal drug in question. Under Maryland law, illegal drugs are referred to as controlled substances… Read More »

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How Does Maryland Address & Penalize Drug Distribution?

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Due to the risk of addiction and overall health danger, the State of Maryland has outlawed the use, possession, and distribution of various illegal drugs. When a person merely uses or possesses a small quantity of illegal drugs, the Maryland penalties are relatively slight. But as explained below, the Maryland laws against and penalties… Read More »

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Illegal Drug Possession Crimes Under Maryland Law

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Often referred to legally as controlled substances, illegal drugs can be extremely addictive and dangerous. To protect the public from this risk, Maryland enacted strict laws against and penalties for the possession of illegal drugs and other controlled substances. If a person possesses a controlled substance without valid authorization, they can face criminal fines… Read More »

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Maryland Laws and Penalties for Marijuana Possession

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Outside of certain exceptions for medicinal use, marijuana possession remains an illegal activity in Maryland. While the penalties for illegal possession of marijuana are not as harsh compared to other controlled substances, it is a crime nonetheless. In order to avoid a criminal record and even jail time, it is crucial to understand the… Read More »

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Explaining Drug Possession and Distribution in Maryland

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The topic for discussion today is an exploration of an important facet of Maryland criminal law – drug possession and drug distribution. The following sections will outline key definitions and penalty structures associated with Maryland drug laws. What are the Laws in Maryland Concerning Drug Possession? As outlined in Code of Maryland Section 5-601,… Read More »

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