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Written by attorney Carl R Schlaich | Dec 12, 2018

Illegal Drug Possession Crimes Under Maryland Law

Often referred to legally as controlled substances, illegal drugs can be extremely addictive and dangerous. To protect the public from this risk, Maryland enacted strict laws against and penalties for the possession of illegal drugs and other controlled substances. If a person possesses a controlled substance without valid authorization, they can face criminal fines and even jail time upon conviction.

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