Four Maryland residents were indicted by a grand jury in federal court concerning claimed conspiring to commit bank robbery, transportation of stolen goods across state lines and illegal possession of firearms. It is asserted that this was all a part of a 16-person ring involved in various robberies and the trafficking of prescription drugs, cocaine and heroin.
Charges against a police officer for possession of an AR-15 assault weapon that was purchased from a Maryland gun shop have been dismissed. The officer was arrested for having the weapon in his possession back on March of 2011. The arrest came nearly two years after the weapon had been purchased to begin with.
There were 17 individuals including a Maryland law enforcement officer accused of conspiring to distribute heroin, cocaine and other illegal substances. Though the officer allegedly may not have taken part in the conspiracy, she reportedly tipped off her brother regarding possible surveillance by other law enforcement officers. Therefore, the officer has been charged with interfering with an investigation.