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Maryland man sentenced to 15 years in prison for distribution of fentanyl, cocaine, marijuana shipped by mail from California

BALTIMORE, MD—A Maryland man has been sentenced to prison after dealing drugs that were shipped via U.S. Mail. U.S. District Judge Stephanie A. Gallagher has sentenced Dwight Antonio Pitts, 47, of Hanover, to 15 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for his participation in a drug distribution conspiracy involving large amounts of fentanyl, cocaine, and …


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Governor Hogan: 10 hospital-based COVID-19 testing sites to open next week

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday toured the location of a new, state-run COVID-19 testing site at UM Laurel Medical Center and announced the locations for nine additional hospital-based testing sites that will open by the end of next week. The new sites will help to meet rising demand for testing and divert people away from visiting hospital emergency rooms …


U.S. Navy intelligence software engineer pleads guilty to conspiracy to distribute, possess illegal steroids

GREENBELT, MD—Justin Ryan Best, age 46, of Laurel, Maryland, this week pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Special Agent in Charge James R. Mancuso of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Baltimore; and Special Agent in …

Baltimore man sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for sex trafficking four minors in Baltimore County hotel room

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore man has been sentenced to federal prison for sex trafficking four minors in a Baltimore County hotel room. U.S. District Court Judge George J. Hazel sentenced Sean Dean, 29, to 10 years in federal prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of a minor. Judge Hazel also ordered that, …

Baltimore man sentenced to more than four years in prison for conspiring to commit sex trafficking of minor in Baltimore County hotel room

UPDATE: Sean Dean has also been sentenced to federal prison. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore man has been sentenced to federal prison for conspiring to commit sex trafficking of a minor in a Baltimore County hotel room. U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel on Wednesday sentenced Gerald Marshall, 31, to 54 months in federal prison, followed by five …

Eastern Tech students named overall high school winners at State MESA Challenge

Towson, MD – The state of Maryland’s MESA Challenge proved to be yet another opportunity for Baltimore County Public Schools students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. MESA stands for Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement. At the high school level, Eastern Technical High School student teams finished first in the Cyber Robot/Python Code-writing Challenge, first …