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Tag Archives: drug charges

Private Money Flooding Pennsylvania to Fight Opioid Crisis

The opioid crisis has been the subject of considerable national attention over the last several years. The issue has been especially pressing locally, as Pennsylvania is one of the states with the highest numbers of opioid overdoses. It’s perhaps unsurprising that there has been a lot of debate among law enforcement officials and the state […]

Murder via Breastfeeding: A Crime Made Possible by Opioids

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine has long stated that even infants of new mothers battling addiction can benefit greatly from breastfeeding. However, the organization does recognize the varying circumstances at play when mothers are addicted to drugs. In Pennsylvania, one mother has been charged with criminal homicide after her 11-week-old son died from a combination […]

AG Sessions: US Will Continue to Enforce Federal Drug Laws Despite Trump Marijuana Deal with Colorado

Earlier this year, a deal between President Donald Trump and Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado made headlines, as Trump promised he would support legislation to protect the state’s burgeoning marijuana industry. However, in recent remarks, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that despite the apparent deal, the federal government will continue to enforce the […]

Federal, State Authorities Ramp Up Fentanyl Enforcement

Both federal and Pennsylvania state law enforcement officials are more aggressively prosecuting drug crimes involving fentanyl, even going so far as to use statutes that had rarely been cited over the past few decades. In some cases, they are treating overdose deaths as homicides and are seizing larger quantities of the drugs and issuing conspiracy […]

Youngstown Area Residents Face Federal Drug Charges

Several people from the Youngstown area face federal drug charges for their reported involvement in a distribution ring for heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine and fentanyl. Those illegal drugs likely made their way through Youngstown, Girard, Farrell and other nearby towns. Law enforcement officials charged the following people with 39 total counts in an indictment that […]

Police Shut Down Pennsylvania ‘Pill Mill’

A combination of state and local law enforcement officers recently busted a prescription drug ring operating in York County and other locations throughout Pennsylvania. According to a news release from the state attorney general’s office, the so-called “pill mill” was run by a 37-year-old woman who was charged along with nine other people. The suspects […]

Could You Be Jailed for Selling Fake Drugs?

The penalties for selling drugs like marijuana, heroin and cocaine are well known. But what happens if you sell someone fake drugs under the premise they are the real thing? Could you still be subject to criminal charges? There are several state and federal laws in place that do make it illegal to sell fake […]

Recent Drug Bust Could Cause State to Review Possession Laws

A recent drug bust resulted in one individual from Pennsylvania and three from West Virginia facing serious heroin-related drug charges. The investigation began when a state trooper found a 32-year-old Pennsylvania woman passed out alongside a road in Falling Waters, West Virginia. The trooper reportedly investigated her vehicle and found heroin and other drug paraphernalia […]

Police Intercept Drug Trafficker in Western Pennsylvania

Police stopped a vehicle allegedly transporting drugs from New York to western Pennsylvania on April 17. When conducting the stop, officers said they expected the courier to be in possession of approximately 500 grams of cocaine. Instead, they found upwards of 300 bricks of heroin hidden in a secret compartment inside the vehicle. According to […]

Routine Traffic Stop Turns Into Human Trafficking and Drug Charges

When police in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania made a routine traffic stop along Interstate 81, they likely never would have guessed what awaited them. According to police, the vehicle contained several thousand baggies of heroin, as well as four teenage girls being trafficked by two adults in the vehicle. The vehicle was originally pulled over for a […]

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