They were charged with misdemeanor possesion and released on thier own recognizance.
You didnt read the latest article written by Mr. Balko at the Agitator dated 11 Aug 2006 which was quoted. Yours were dated in 2005.
That's Charles Noel's version of events. But it's supported by the autopsy done on his wife. And early police accounts of the raid have since been revised. The Baltimore Sun, for example, first reported that police said Noel was pointing her gun at them when they entered. That has since changed. She was holding the gun, but not pointing it at anyone.
Nobody is blaming the police as a whole but the policy of no-knock raids unless just cause is demonstrated and the leadership which allows such things to happen.