Posted On: June 29, 2011

Ten Year Sentence for Man Convicted of Assault and Robbery

In a story by CBS Baltimore, a 19-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison following an assault and robbery that took place in Linthicum, Maryland in February. It was determined that the man and his 15-year-old brother severely beat and robbed a 59-year-old man walking near the Linthicum light rail station. The man suffered a broken nose, eye socket and cheek bone as well as three broken vertebrae and a cracked rib.

In addition to the 10 year sentence, the 19-year-old will be on probation for five years following his release. During that time he will not be allowed to come within a mile of any light rail station, even though police never learned whether or not the man and his brother used the light rail system to get to Linthicum.

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Posted On: June 20, 2011

Baltimore Woman Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Counterfeit Pills

According to a recent article on thebaynet.com, a Baltimore woman pleaded guilty to trafficking counterfeit Viagra pills. Over a four month period the woman sold more than $8,000 worth of pills to buyers who found her post on Craigslist.

Investigators from Pfizer, the company that manufactures real Viagra, were the first to tip off authorities about the woman’s activities after using an undercover investigator to buy the fakes from the woman. Authorities then sent their own undercover officer to meet with the woman, who sold the officer 25 pills and gave him 50 more on the proviso that he sell them and give her a cut of the profits.

Police were able to use that information to obtain a search warrant which lead to the seizure of nearly 46,000 pills at the woman’s home. The woman now faces a maximum of ten years in prison and a $2 million fine.

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Posted On: June 15, 2011

Suspected Drunk Driver Injures Deputy in Route 40 Crash in Edgewood

In the early hours of the morning on June 15, a suspected drunk driver struck the patrol car of a Hartford County sheriff’s deputy, according to an article in The Baltimore Sun. The driver, a 21-year-old man, along with a passenger, were traveling west on Route 40 in Edgewood. The man apparently lost control of his vehicle, hit a median, became airborne and crashed into the deputy’s car.

It took 45 minutes for volunteer firemen to free the deputy from his vehicle. Neither the driver nor the passenger in the other car were injured, however the deputy was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of his injuries. He was later released.

The 21-year-old faces charges of Maryland driving under the influence (DUI), failure to control speed and reckless and negligent driving, according to the sheriff’s office.

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