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Report shows heroin continues to be a major public health crisis

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene released its annual report on drug overdose deaths in the state earlier this week and, tragically, it doesn’t appear as if much progress has been made in the fight to combat fatal addiction. Among the most astounding findings of the report is that there were 1,039… Read More »

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Efforts to combat heroin problem will continue under Gov.-elect

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

On Jan. 21, 2015, the governor’s mansion in Annapolis will officially change hands, as Gov.-elect Larry Hogan is officially sworn in to start his four-year term in the state’s highest office. While Hogan has been largely silent about specific issues in the weeks since his historic election victory back in November, indicating that he… Read More »

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Maryland sees spike in the number of heroin, fentanyl overdoses

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene released a rather alarming set of figures last Friday outlining how the number of fatal overdoses attributable to alcohol and drugs in the state hit 528 during the first six months of the year, a 33 percent increase from the same time last year. What makes… Read More »

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Ocean City flooded with heroin trafficking

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

When Maryland law enforcement sees an increase in a particular sort of crime — heroin trafficking for example — they attempt to do something about it. The danger in a big drug round up is that an innocent person could be roped in simply because of proximity, circumstances or dumb luck. It was recently… Read More »

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Potential DUI leads to drug charges for Frederick man

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

When someone is pulled over in Baltimore or the surrounding area for a traffic violation, the police need additional suspicions or reasons before they can give a chemical breath test or search a car. As we said in an earlier post, due process must be followed. It was recently reported that a man was… Read More »

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Near overdose of 5-year-old results in drug charges for parents

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

It is not uncommon for one criminal charge to snowball into other criminal charges. It is also not uncommon for the prosecution to charge as many crimes as possible, in the hopes that one, two or three of them might stick. That scenario recently played out recently when a Severn couple’s 5-year-old son needed… Read More »

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Prescription painkiller use can lead to heroin addiction

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

When Maryland residents think of someone charged with a drug offense, they might call to mind someone who is on the fringes of society — a stereotypical “career criminal.” But this is not always the case. Many people who are facing criminal charges for drug offenses may be in that situation not because they… Read More »

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Woman sentenced to 11 years in prison for role in Baltimore drug ring

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

A Baltimore-area woman was recently sentenced to 11 years in prison for her role in a heroin ring. Her fate shows just how seriously drug charges are taken by law enforcement. The 35-year-old Elkton, Maryland, woman was charged with drug conspiracy. Authorities claim she was a courier for a “key player” in a drug… Read More »

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Baltimore star of ‘The Wire’ settles drug charges with guilty plea

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Sometimes, criminal cases do not turn out the way that you might think they would. For example, a few months back, we added posts about the drug charges against “The Wire” star Felicia “Snoop” Pearson. Based on past news reports, we indicated that Pearson was planning to plead not guilty and fight the heroin-related charges… Read More »

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With drug charges, Baltimore actress’ life mirrors art

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

HBO has been the home of various popular fictional series. In many cases, shows reach a high level of success because the plotlines of the programs touch a point of reality for viewers. One recent real-life case out of Baltimore exemplifies how art can reflect reality and vice versa. A 30-year-old actress from the… Read More »

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