Thursday, January 31, 2013
Federal prosecutors say Xavier Eccleston, 35, distributed crack and powder cocaine he bought in Prince George's County.
A Bethesda man has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for dealing powder and crack cocaine, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland. Federal prosecutors said Xavier Eccleston, 35, re-distributed between 500 grams and five kilograms of powder cocaine and 28 grams of crack cocaine per month between June 2010 and September 2011. Eccleston sold the drugs in Montgomery County, according to a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office. He bought the drugs from suppliers in Prince George’s County, including from a Landover crack house, according to the release. Eccleston sometimes arranged the drug deals over the phone, prosecutors said. A federal judge found that Eccleston obstructed…
Monday, December 10, 2012
The student was arrested on campus Dec. 5, according to police.
A 14-year-old Walt Whitman High School student was arrested Dec. 5 for drug possession, according to Montgomery County police. The arrest happened on school grounds, according to police spokeswoman Officer Rebecca Innocenti. Police responded to the school around 1:50 p.m. The student, a male, was found carrying a small plastic baggie of marijuana, Innocenti said. The arrest followed a Dec. 1 off-campus house party during which 30 Whitman students received alcohol-related citations, Whitman's Black and White school newspaper reported.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
A 25-year-old Potomac resident and a 25-year-old North Potomac resident are being charged with possession of heroin after getting pulled over for speeding in Silver Spring.
A Potomac man and North Potomac woman were arrested Tuesday for possession of heroin after a traffic stop in Downtown Silver Spring, Montgomery County Police reported Thursday evening. The Montgomery County Police Community Action Team pulled over Faisal Abdullah, a 25-year-old from the 12700 block of Greenbrier Road in Potomac, Rebecca Amick, a 25-year-old from the 14400 block of Lake Winds Way in North Potomac, and a male driver for driving over the speed limit Tuesday at 7:45 p.m. They were near the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Thayer Avenue in Silver Spring when they were pulled over and searched, according to a news release. Police reported that Abdullah and Amick — a special education teacher with Montgomery County Public …
Monday, October 25, 2010
Red Ribbon Week begins Monday at two local elementary schools.
This week, local elementary schools are taking a stand against drugs during Red Ribbon Week — the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. Red Ribbon Week, which is now 25 years old, will begin on Oct. 25 and go until Oct. 31. The initiative is a way for people and communities to take a stand against substance abuse, according to the website for the National Family Partnership, which sponsors National Red Ribbon Week. Wayside Elementary School is using Red Ribbon Week as an opportunity to renew the school's commitment to healthy and drug-free living, according to the school's website. During Red Ribbon Week, Wayside students will be participating in five events that reinforce the importance of making healthy choices, …