marijuana

December 3, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

Suspect Arrested for Gun Possession, Drug-Related Offenses During Traffic Stop

A Holiday Alcohol Task Force officer arrested a suspect for possession of a handgun, drug related offenses and traffic offenses during a routine traffic stop on Nov. 24. The 18-year-old suspect, Damien Fox of Clinton, was arrested and charged with criminal offenses of possession of a handgun, possession of a handgun by a prohibited person, […]

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October 28, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Suspect Arrested for Possession of Handgun, Drug Offenses in Fairland Area

Montgomery County police have arrested a suspect for possession of a handgun and drug offenses during a traffic stop in the Fairland Area of Silver Spring, according to authorities. Police arrested and charged Jefferson Ayala-Castillo, 21, of Columbia, Md., with criminal offenses that include possession of a handgun, possession of a handgun by a prohibited […]

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March 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Silver Spring Man Arrested on Firearm and Drug Charges

Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) officers arrested and charged Kossi Mensah, 34, of Silver Spring for firearm-related offenses, drug possession and distribution, according to a statement from MCPD.  At around 6:45 p.m. on March 4, officers noticed what they thought was a drug transaction in White Oak. They saw Mensah on foot and a person […]

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March 4, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Blair Students Hospitalized After Vaping

After vaping THC oil, two Montgomery Blair High School students were hospitalized Monday morning, according to Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials. During the first class, a student became unresponsive from using a vaping device before school, said Principal Renay Johnson in a letter. Another student went to the health room shortly after because he […]

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February 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Four Arrested for Meth Possession in Silver Spring

Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) officers arrested four people on drug offenses, including possession of crystal meth.  Anastasia M. Colucci, 28, of Gaithersburg, Kelyne Patrica Moore, 29, of North Bethesda, Carlos Manuel Manzano, 30, and Jose Luis Ruiz-Rubio, 40, both from Hyattsville, were arrested on Jan. 29. Around 11:15 p.m., officers were checking the Cameron […]

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December 4, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Gaithersburg High School to Host Marijuana Forum

Montgomery County will hold an informational session on marijuana December 14 in Gaithersburg. The interactive forum will be led by legal, health policy, and medical experts. Topics will include the use, risks and benefits of marijuana and the impact the drug has on different age groups. The forum is being sponsored by the County’s Alcohol […]

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August 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Man Arrested For Illegal Possession of Firearms

Montgomery County police officers from the Gaithersburg District arrested and charged a man for firearm-related offenses during a traffic stop on Friday, Aug. 16. The man has been identified as 20-year-old Andre Duvall of Gaithersburg. Police say that the traffic stop occurred at 9:55 p.m. Friday. Gaithersburg district officers conducted the stop on Frederick Road […]

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July 15, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Three Men Arrested for Possession of Firearm, Marijuana

Three Washington, D.C., men were arrested and charged with marijuana possession and unlawfully carrying a firearm, a Montgomery County police statement said. Tracy Fogle Jr., 30, was pulled over near Westfield Plaza Wheaton while driving Mustafa Campbell, 20, and Kortez Tresvant, 21. Police searched the car after finding that Fogle had an open warrant and […]

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April 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Churchill Student Hospitalized After Vaping THC

A student at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac was hospitalized Tuesday after ingesting “THC through a vaping device,” according to a letter emailed home from Principal Brandice Heckert. The National Institute of Drug Abuse says that “[t]he main psychoactive (mind-altering) chemical in marijuana, responsible for most of the intoxicating effects that people seek, is […]

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April 16, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Workgroup to Explore Ways to Combat Rise in Youth Vaping

Montgomery County health officials are suggesting increased education and awareness surrounding vaping to confront the rising use of e-cigarettes among teenagers and young adults. “Vaping can be extremely dangerous for adolescents and young adults due to ongoing brain development,” county health officer Dr. Travis Gayles said in a statement. “Vaping devices can contain high levels […]

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