Crime, Education, Police/Fire

Parkville Middle School students sickened after eating drug-laced candy

PARKVILLE, MD—Four students at Parkville Middle School were sickened after eating drug-laced candy, officials said on Wednesday. In an communication sent to parents, Principal Michael Wiggins says the students got sick after eating drug-laced candy that had been given to them by another student. The students were taken to a local hospital for treatment.  Wiggins says there will be consequences, per …


Events, Health, Police/Fire

Maryland State Police, BCoPD participating in National Drug Take Back Day on October 29

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Police and Baltimore County Police Department, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, are asking citizens to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs during the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, on Saturday, October 29, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. State police barracks throughout Maryland will be participating in the National Drug Take Back Day. …


Maryland man faces federal charges for distribution of fentanyl resulting in death of a minor

GREENBELT, MD—A Maryland man is now facing federal charges for distributing fentanyl that resulted in the death of a minor victim. A criminal complaint has been filed charging Mikiyas Maryie Kefyalew, a/k/a “Mick”, 24, of Silver Spring, with distribution of fentanyl resulting in the death of a minor victim. The criminal complaint was unsealed upon his arrest on September 16, …

Three juveniles to be charged, weapons seized following high-speed chase on I-695

BALTIMORE, MD—Police say three juveniles were arrested & will be charged and weapons were seized following Friday’s high-speed chase on I-695 in Baltimore County. At around 12:15 p.m. on September 16, 2022, a Baltimore Police Department officer’s license plate reader alerted them to a vehicle that was wanted in connection to an armed robbery. The occupants of the vehicle saw …

Maryland flag lowered to half-staff to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day 2022

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan ordered the Maryland flag to be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday to mark International Overdose Awareness Day 2022. International Overdose Awareness Day is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died. It also serves to acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind. It was initiated in …

American Governors’ Border Strike Force initiative results in 27 arrests in Maryland, more expected

PIKESVILLE, MD—A cooperative cross-jurisdictional initiative between state and federal law enforcement partners has led to 27 arrests with more expected as police continue to disrupt and dismantle transnational criminal organizations responsible for drug trafficking throughout Maryland, including Baltimore City. Maryland is one of 26 states across the nation, participating in the American Governors’ Border Strike Force. The purpose of the …

AG Frosh announces $450 million nationwide settlement as part of opioid maker Endo’s bankruptcy

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh this week announced that a coalition of attorneys general has reached an agreement in principle with opioid maker Endo International plc and its lenders that would provide up to $450 million to participating states and local governments, ban promotion of Endo’s opioids, and require Endo to turn over millions of documents related to …

Charges filed against Middle River drive-by double shooting victims

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—Police say they have filed charges against the victims in last week’s drive-by shooting in Middle River. On Friday, Baltimore County detectives filed criminal charges against the two individuals injured in the double shooting that occurred Tuesday morning in Middle River. Both defendants, who have not yet been identified, have been charged with drug- and firearm-related charges, which …