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Heroin: From Shore to Shore, Maryland’s Black Plague of Death

DENTON, MD. — Heroin, the home wrecker, the heart-stopper, the black ice. For some, the final door to hell.

Maryland officials are scrambling statewide to find a way to reduce heroin use and the crescendo of overdose deaths linked to heroin and to that of a new/old synthetic drug called Molly, which killed two young people at a traveling dope show held last weekend at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md.

One particularly dangerous version of the toxic drug is a fentanyl-laced heroin.

Heroin was once the province of junkies in the inner city — desperate and degraded, shooting up in alleys and tenements of major cities.

Police Beat: DUI driver smashed into signs of Ocean Downs and Ocean Pines as he chose new direction to jail

DUI-related Collision: On July 29, 2014, at approximately 0330 hrs, troopers responded to the area of MD Rt. 90 at the exit for MD Rt. 589 regarding a single vehicle collision. Upon the arrival of troopers it was determined Vinicius Freire Carneiro of Ocean City, MD, failed to maintain control of a 2004 Chevrolet truck as he exited onto MD Rt. 589 from westbound MD Rt. 90. The Chevrolet struck the Ocean Pines and the Ocean Downs Casino sign, traveled off the roadway, and into the woodline. Subsequently, the Chevrolet rolled onto its side. Carneiro refused medical treatment, but it was determined through the investigation he exhibited signs of impairment. Carneiro unsatisfactorily performed standardized field sobriety testing and was subsequently arrested. Carneiro was transported to the MSP Berlin Barrack, but he refused to submit to a breath test. He was subsequently charged with the collision event and the DUI.

Berlin: DUI crashes, fatal wrecks and arrests highlights Maryland State Police activity

SNOW HILL, MD. Maryland State Police report that on June 29, 2014, at approximately 0247 hrs, troopers responded to the area of 3323 Snow Hill Road for a reported single vehicle collision. Upon the arrival of troopers it was determined Michael Cieslak of Washington DC was traveling on Snow Hill Road in a 2006 Mercedes when he failed to maintain control of the vehicle. The Mercedes left the roadway and struck a utility pole. Cieslak was treated on scene, but troopers noted evidence of impairment. Cieslak failed field sobriety testing and was placed under arrest. He was transported back to the Berlin Barrack, and he agreed to take an evidentiary breath test yielding a result of 0.17 grams of alcohol per 210 ml of breath. Any breath sample of 0.08 or above is deemed to be impaired in the State of Maryland.

THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY now on newsstands from Glen Burnie to Ocean City

The monthly print edition of THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY can now be found on newsstands all over Maryland. Reaching far beyond the Southern Maryland region, look for THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY in major stores in Prince Georges County, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Queen Anne County, Talbot County, Worcester and Wicomico on Maryland’s Eastern Shore as well as in Delaware. The print edition will soon be distributed in Northern Neck Virginia as well. Advertisers may reach Larry Jarboe at 240-298-5253 or Ken Rossignol at 301-535-8624.