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MARYLAND -- A bill with multiple implications on marijuana use and possession has passed in Maryland's General Assembly. If House Bill 1071 is signed into law, police would no longer be able to use the odor of marijuana as probable cause to search some ones car....
...One person staunchly against is Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis. To say Sheriff Lewis was fuming when we spoke with him, would be an understatement.
"This is not a victory for law abiding citizens, this is a victory for criminals, it's a victory for those who enjoy riding around smoking weed, smoking dope, doing their thing," said Lewis. .. "I'm as frustrated now as I've ever been, I truly am," said Lewis. "Because I see our state being destroyed from the inside by Maryland lawmakers who are determined to do what the hell they want to do."
One lawmaker on Lewis' side of the aisle is Senator Mary Beth Carozza. Carozza, a Republican, represents Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties.
Carozza provided WBOC with a statement on this matter:
"This is outrageous that the supermajority Democrats in the Maryland General Assembly would take away another tool from law enforcement to search and recover illegal guns and contraband at a time when there has been no legislative action on violent crime. This bill was jammed through just minutes before midnight over the strong and vocal objections of Republicans in both the Senate and House."
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A bill to create a consolidated offshore wind infrastructure off the coast of Ocean City, complete with a centralized grid and electrical wiring running from the Town to the rest of the state now heads to Governor Wes Moore’s desk to be passed, despite pushback from members of the Eastern Shore Delegation...
....“You are getting ahead of yourself when we don’t have anything out there [and]you are seeing problems in other states, why wouldn’t you study that first before moving forward with a proposal to consolidate the transmission,” Senator Carozza said.
Carozza tells 47ABC that the Rhode Island project has already gone back to ratepayers, asking for 31 million dollars more to fix issues like lines being washed ashore, a fate she hopes to avoid for Ocean City....'
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