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Pennsylvania woman arrested in store parking lot for possession of heroin

When people in Pennsylvania and elsewhere become addicted to controlled dangerous substances such as heroin, cocaine, and prescription drugs, it affects not only themselves but also their loved ones. Oftentimes, parents of young children find themselves addicted to these substances, and they may face serious consequences that sometimes separate them from their families.

Proposed Pennsylvania law may prevent heroin-related deaths

Drug overdoses claim the lives of far too many Pennsylvanians. One reason for the uptick in overdoses related to heroin use is the purity of the heroin itself, which can be as high as 80 percent. Also, some data shows that the rise in prescription drug abuse is also contributing to increased heroin use.

Prescription drug take-back boxes now available in some Pennsylvania counties

Drug addictions are often powerful enough to cause serious harm to a person’s career ambitions, personal relationships, and self-worth. When people serve jail sentences for a drug crime, they may be unable to support their families, and after they leave prison, it may be difficult to restart their careers. Fortunately, some officials in Pennsylvania are working to help people overcome their addictions to prescription drugs so that they will be less likely to face drug charges in the future.

Law enforcement arrests more than a dozen alleged drug distributors in Centre County

People who distribute illegal drugs often work together in well-coordinated networks. However, when Pennsylvania law enforcement discovers an important piece of information, it often leads to a more thorough investigation, and ultimately the members of the network are arrested for drug crimes such as possession with intent to distribute. When Pennsylvanians read about these cases, it is important for them to remember that everyone is innocent until proven guilty, even if the person has some connection to a drug ring.

Police arrest woman who sold heroin through East Liberty McDonald’s drive-thru window

Because illegal drugs such as heroin are so addictive, some Pennsylvanians will do anything to find and obtain it. In some cases, these illegal drugs are brought and sold in unlikely places. However, these clandestine activities are sometimes reported to law enforcement, and the drug seller is ultimately charged with a drug crime.

Berks County surgeon faces charges for supplying man with prescription drugs

Even when Pennsylvania doctors establish a rapport with their patients, it’s important for them to follow all of the proper procedures for writing and filling their patients’ prescriptions. If they bend some of the rules, it could raise suspicions about the way that they are distributing prescription drugs. Some people manipulate doctors and even go shopping for multiple doctors to write prescriptions.

Law enforcement raid Wallingford home, arrest 3 for drug possession

Many young Pennsylvanians, especially those in larger cities, choose to share houses or apartments as a way to lower living expenses and build friendships. Under these conditions, it may be easy for some people to pick up habits, good or bad, from their roommates. Unfortunately, people who are addicted to illegal drugs may influence those around them. In some cases, they may find themselves in need of drug crime defense.

Hospital technician infects at least 46 people with hepatitis C

When Pennsylvanians become addicted to alcohol and illegal drugs, their judgment is often impaired. They may make decisions that contradict their personal morals. Nevertheless, their actions sometimes cause severe harm to victims, and they’re typically penalized for the pain and suffering they caused, and they may find themselves in need of drug crime defense.

Doctor's office receptionist allegedly involved in major drug operation

Many types of illegal drugs are delivered from dealers to users through a network of people, and sometimes these networks can involve hundreds of people. When the authorities in Pennsylvania discover the operation, everyone connected to it may be in need of drug crime defense.

Drug testing companies in Pennsylvania may be liable for errors

Drug crimes often come with severe penalties that include incarceration and fines, but in order to be convicted, prosecutors must present clear evidence against the defendant. Drug test results typically play a major role in convicting Pennsylvanians of drug crimes. Unfortunately, without high-quality drug crime defense, people may be unjustly prosecuted due to faulty drug tests.

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