Court records detail not only Timothy Virts potential for violence but also the custody agreements for parenting the children he had with murder victim Bobbie Joe Cortez.
BALTIMORE - What is it called??
Synthetic pot goes by a variety of names including K2, Spice, Pep Spice, Black Mamba, Ocean Breeze, Dragon, Bombay Blue and other catchy names.
What's in it??
Synthetic pot contains a set of chemicals including JWH18, JWH200, JWH73, JWH250, JWH19, HU210, CP47/497, C8-47/497. Some of those ingredients have been banned by the DEA, although many brands of synthetic pot are being sold stating they do not contain those chemicals. Each batch is different and there is no regulated form. The drug was first designed to help cancer patients increase their appetite, but was later morphed into its current form for illicit use.
What does it look like??
Synthetic pot is often packaged in small packs or baggies. It's often labeled as "herbal incense" or "aromatic potpourri" and is made up of crushed herbs sprayed with set of chemicals intended to mimic THC, the drug found in marijuana. Many of the packages have the phrase, "Not for human consumption" on the packaging.
How do you use it??
It's typically put into a pipe or rolled into a cigarette and smoked.
What do they do to you??
Smoking synthetic pot can cause anxiety, paranoia, nausea and confusion in the short-term.
"It hurts, it hurts,” Michael Marion said. “Sometimes I just want to close my eyes when I go by. That way maybe it's not there, but it's there and every day we go by it, my boys see it every day, their bus goes by it every day."
Maryland hit-and-run reports by the numbers
Maryland's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has weighed in on a bill that asks Maryland hospitals with an ER to provide forensic exams for victims of sexual assault.
Lawmakers Friday introduced a bill in Annapolis that would place the responsibility on Maryland hospitals to provided certified forensic nurses for rape victims.
When a person is sexually assaulted, a clock starts ticking for evidence collection.
When a victim is raped, convincing them to go to the hospital can be tough. That’s just the first hard step after a horrific trauma.
This searchable database breaks down the number and dollar amount associated with rape kit reimbursements at certified Maryland hospitals.
Stats on hospital rape kit reimbursement claims 2011-2013.
An investigation has revealed serious safety concerns about one of the most popular children's toys on the market that is still being sold in stores despite consumer calls for a recall.