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DOJ announces $42 million in funding to combat illegal manufacture, distribution of methamphetamine, opioids

BALTIMORE, MD—The Department of Justice‘s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) on Wednesday announced nearly $42 million in funding to support state-level law enforcement agencies in combating the illegal manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, and prescription opioids. In the District of Maryland, the Maryland State Police will receive $1,175,715 in federal funding to support investigations …


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Former Baltimore police officer from Nottingham facing federal charges for allegedly lying to feds regarding illegal sale of drugs seized during investigation

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Federal criminal documents were filed on Wednesday charging former Baltimore Police Officer Victor Rivera, 48, of Nottingham, with making false statements to a federal law enforcement officer in connection with a scheme to sell three kilograms of cocaine seized during a Baltimore Police Department investigation. Former Baltimore Police officer Ivo Louvado, 46, of Harford County, was previously charged in …


Man who dealt drugs from Parkville apartment sentenced to prison

PARKVILLE, MD—A man who dealt drugs from a Parkville apartment will be going to prison. U.S. District Judge George L. Russell, III on Thursday sentenced Tyrell Daronte Curry, A.K.A. “Mike,” 28, of Baltimore, to 51 months in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances. The sentence …

Middle River man pleads guilty to cocaine distribution charges

BALTIMORE, MD—A Middle River man has pleaded guilty to federal drug charges. Rondell Ronald Hackett, Jr., 34, of Middle River, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to the federal charge of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine. At the time of his arrest, Hackett was on supervised release for a previous federal drug conviction. The guilty plea was …

Edgewood man sentenced to 14 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute fentanyl trafficked From Mexican drug cartels

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow has sentenced Nevone McCrimmon, 48, of Edgewood, to 14 years in federal prison; and sentenced co-defendants William Elijah, 52; and Terrance Mobley, 51, both of Baltimore, each to 10 years in federal prison, all followed by five years of supervised release, for the federal charge of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent …

Governor Hogan announces 22 percent decline in opioid prescriptions since 2017

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The number of opioid prescriptions in Maryland has dropped by more than 22 percent since 2017, with nearly 20% fewer patients receiving opiates during the same period, the Hogan administration announced on Friday. This decrease is attributed, in part, to an electronic prescription tracking system known as the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). The PDMP—operated by the Maryland Department …

Parkville resident among 15 indicted on racketeering, drug charges at Jessup Correctional Institution

GREENBELT, MD—A federal grand jury has indicted 15 defendants on federal racketeering and drug conspiracy charges at the Jessup Correctional Institution, including correctional officers, inmates, and outside “facilitators,” for allegedly paying bribes to correctional officers to smuggle contraband, including narcotics, alcohol, tobacco, and cell phones into the prison. The indictment was returned on February 5, 2020, and made public on …

Traffic stop leads to armed robbery arrest in Harford County

EDGEWOOD, MD—Maryland State Police arrested an armed robbery suspect following a traffic stop on Wednesday in Harford County. The suspect, Lavonta Graham, 27, of Baltimore, was initially charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana following the traffic stop. A warrant check conducted by troopers discovered that Graham was wanted on a violation of probation bench warrant from a 2010 …