Regional Recap, January 8, 2013

| January 8, 2013
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Smell Of Marijuana Leads To 2 Arrests. Two people were arrested after a traffic stop in Crofton. Anne Arundel County police said an officer stopped a Volkswagen Jetta for a traffic violation on Route 3 South in the area of South Main Chapel around 9 p.m. Saturday. Police said the officer approached the car and detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from it.

Suspected Drug Dealer Arrested In Brooklyn Park.  Anne Arundel County police said they arrested a suspected drug dealer in Brooklyn Park. Detectives executed a search warrant at the Budget Plaza Motel at 4806 Ritchie Highway around 3 p.m. Thursday. The search warrant was the culmination of a joint investigation between the Anne Arundel County and Baltimore City police departments regarding drug dealing in Linthicum, Brooklyn Park and South Baltimore areas.

PSC: Ratepayers Can Potentially Opt Out Of Smart Meters. Maryland’s Public Service Commission has decided ratepayers of three utilities can potentially opt-out of installing smart meters. The PSC issued an order on Monday that calls for additional proceedings to determine a preferred course. Regulators said that could be allowing customers to retain their current analog meter. They also said it could require all customers to receive a smart meter installed to operate in a radio frequency-free or near radio frequency-free manner.

Carroll County Teen Newest Contestant On Biggest Loser. One of the participants on season 14 of NBC’s hit show “The Biggest Loser” is a teenager from Carroll County. The show this season is tackling the growing issue of child obesity. Statistics show one out of every three kids is overweight or obese. Noah “Bingo” Gray is just like any other eighth grader in New Windsor, but at 13, he’s overweight and not happy about it.

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