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Mad Decent Block Party

Organizers, City Officials Vow To Keep Weekend’s Concert Safe

Preparations are underway as the city prepares to host a two-day electronic dance music concert this weekend. It comes just days after two people died and 19 others were hospitalized during a similar concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion.

08/06/2014

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Vigil Set For Teen Who Died At Howard County Concert

Officials at a northern Virginia high school are planning a candlelight vigil for a teenager who died of a suspected drug overdose at a recent concert in Maryland.

08/06/2014

Tyler Viscardi

Family Of UMd. Concertgoer Believes He Died After Drinking Drug-Tainted Water

A concert spirals out of control, taking the lives of two young men. They died after attending the Mad Decent Block Party electronic concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Now we’re hearing first-hand about the widespread commotion and drug use at the event.

08/04/2014

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1 Dead, 20 Taken To Hospital After Drug Overdoses At Concert

Drugs, overdoses and a death. Police say dozens of concertgoers at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Howard County were hospitalized.

08/02/2014

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Heroin Overdose Rise Prompts Maryland Crackdown

Maryland’s historic capital is known for sailing and shopping, a place where people eat seafood at waterside restaurants. It’s not a place that city police considered a destination for people looking to buy heroin — at least, not until recently.

07/13/2014

pure caffeine

Md. Health Experts Renew Warnings After Ohio Teen’s Fatal Caffeine Overdose

There’s a renewed warning from health workers across the nation on the dangers of caffeine. This comes after an Ohio teen dies from an overdose of the drug. Maryland doctors are especially on edge as one of the first cases turned up in Hagerstown.

07/02/2014

Annapolis HEROIN BUST

Annapolis Police Make Series Of Arrests In Heroin Crackdown

Annapolis Police have announced charges against nine alleged heroin dealers.

05/27/2014

Michael Mutryn

Drugs & Guns Found With Body Of UMd Hockey Player Who Died Of Alleged Overdose

There’s shock on the College Park campus of the University of Maryland after the death of a popular hockey player.

04/22/2014

Paula Jane Shipley, Paula Shipley,

Woman Avoids Jail Time In Daughter’s Overdose Death

A Hampstead woman is serving 18 months of home detention for manslaughter stemming from the drug overdose death of her 4-year-old daughter.

04/11/2014

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Anne Arundel Co. Police Will Begin Carrying ‘Narcan’ To Treat Heroin Overdoses

A growing heroin epidemic in Anne Arundel County has police there now arming all of their officers with a life-saving drug. Until now, it’s something only medical first responders there have carried.

03/24/2014

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Powerful Blend Of Heroin Makes Its Way Through Maryland

A powerful street drug is making its way through Maryland and police say it’s contributing to a number of crimes in Anne Arundel County.

02/17/2014

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Deadly Batch Of Heroin Laced With Painkiller Hitting Md. Streets

A dramatic surge in heroin deaths is happening across the country. Health officials warn it’s because of a lethal new trend–spiking heroin with powerful painkillers.

01/31/2014

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