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Unlawful Possession Drug Crimes Under Maryland Law

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Outside of exceptions for approved medical use, Maryland features a general prohibition on the possession of dangerous or addictive drugs. Referred to legally as controlled substances, any person who possesses drugs unlawfully can face serious penalties under Maryland law, though the penalties do fluctuate based on the type of substance and the number of… Read More »

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Overview Of Prescription Drug Crimes Under Maryland Law

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The topic of drug crimes under Maryland law generally evokes the notion of illegal substances, such as cocaine or heroin. But in addition to prohibitions against possession or distribution of illegal drugs, Maryland also has regulations to govern prescription drugs. The sale, possession, and use of prescription drugs are only legal if accomplished in… Read More »

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Exploring Maryland Drug Crimes Against Kingpins & Traffickers

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Within the umbrella of drug crimes in Maryland, there are special provisions that address kingpins and traffickers. These high-level actors in the illegal drug trade represent a clear danger to Maryland health and public safety. Accordingly, there are stringent laws against both drug kingpins and traffickers in Maryland. Drug Kingpins – Maryland Laws &… Read More »

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Maryland Man Pleads Guilty to U.S. Federal Drug Crimes

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A 40-year-old man from Bowie, Maryland pleaded guilty to federal charges for several drug crimes and bribery of a government official, according to a press release by the United States Attorney’s Office, District of Maryland. The investigation of this incident traces back to August 2018. That is when federal officials from the United States… Read More »

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Possession vs. Distribution of a Controlled Substance in Maryland

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In Maryland, it is a drug crime to possess or distribute a controlled substance. These substances are regulated and controlled due to their addictiveness and potential medical use, if any. Illegal drugs like heroin, cocaine, or marijuana are referred to legally as controlled substances. The criminal punishment changes based on whether a person possessed… Read More »

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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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