Drug Possession Charges Filed Against Howard County Man

Savage Man Arrested for Drug Possession

On September 30, 2013, Howard County Police detectives raided the home of a resident in the 9000 block of Baltimore Street, reported The Baltimore Sun. Acting on an anonymous tip, officers executed a search warrant, which produced extensive evidence to support drug possession charges, including manufacturing, production and distribution of marijuana.

According to police reports, the drug possession charges resulted after Howard County police discovered that the resident had retrofitted a room under the house for the cultivation of marijuana, installing heat insulation, a ventilation system and high-density lighting. The defendant had even employed scented materials to conceal the smell of the plants. Detectives found marijuana plants and seeds, as well as fertilizer and baggies of pot, both in the house and in an adjacent shed. During their search, they also uncovered a loaded handgun as well as other firearms.

The residence had been a licensed child care center, but officials at the state’s Department of Education confirmed that the license was suspended. The Howard County man has been released on bond, but police say the investigation is not closed and that other charges may ensue.

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