Posts Tagged ‘Crack Cocaine’

D.C. Sees Spike In Post-Prison Population

Emily Babay reports at the Examiner that counter to national trends, the probation and parole populations in D.C. are rising:
The District's total community supervision population rose from 13,600 on Jan. 1, 2010, to 14,800 at the year's end — an 8.8 percent increase, the second-largest in the country – according to Bureau of Justice Statistics data [...]

Anonymous Tip Leads Cops to Crack-Carrying Fenty Canvasser

Demitrius Eccles, 29, the Fenty campaign canvasser arrested for selling crack, was turned in by a concerned citizen. Court documents reveal that his bust was the result of an anonymous tip:
"The caller advised Officer Edelen that a guy named Demitrius Eccles was selling crack cocaine in the 6200 and 6300 block of Georgia Ave. NW [...]

Morning Roundup: The Strangers With Candy Edition

Good morning, folks. In case you missed it, oil's still gushing into our ocean, and the trial of Joe Price, Victor Zaborsky and Dylan Ward, charged with conspiracy, obstruction of justice and tampering with evidence in connection to the August 2006 murder of Robert Wone, continues today. Between knives, interrogation videos and a $1.2 million [...]

District Jury Rids Henson Ridge Of One Troublemaker

In July, Washington City Paper reported on the tensions and troubles at Henson Ridge, a new mixed-income housing development. Crime was an issue. The fall-out from the real estate market had also slowed sales of homes. Despite the well-manicured lawns, houses got shot up. Someone had been stabbed. And now, the U.S. Attorney's Office reports [...]