Maryland governor applauds murder charges in overdose cases
August 10, 2017
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan praised local officials in southern Maryland on Wednesday for bringing murder charges against eight alleged drug dealers linked to eight overdose deaths.
Hogan, speaking a news conference in Leonardtown, said he hopes the long-term investigation would serve as a model to prosecutors statewide for fighting a deadly epidemic that resulted in more than 2,000 overdose deaths last year in Maryland.
"Everyone is entitled to due process, and everyone is innocent until proven guilty, but I believe that this is the level of tough prosecution that we need in o...