Often, law enforcement agencies throughout Pennsylvania send undercover officers out to purchase or sell drugs. Following these transactions, authorities often take people into custody and charge them with drug trafficking or other drug crimes. If convicted of such offenses, those charged could face severe consequences, including possible jail or prison time.
A 44-year-old man in Pittsburgh faces drug charges following a recent undercover drug purchase. Among other charges, he has reportedly been charged with conspiracy to sell crystal meth. Following his arrest, law enforcement officers searched his home, where they found a sizable amount of crystal meth, as well as drug paraphernalia. A 35-year-old man was also taken into custody and charged with drug offenses.
According to reports, the man has previously been accused and convicted of offenses relating to the purchase and sale of crystal meth. His 10-year prison sentence for this offense was reportedly reduced to four years in prison and five years on parole. It was not reported whether he was still on parole at the time of his most recent arrest, nor was it disclosed how this arrest might affect his parole. It remains unknown to the public at this time whether the man’s prior record may impact the penalties he could face if convicted of the current charges.
Facing drug charges can carry serious penalties, which may have long-lasting implications on a person’s future. As such, those who have been charged with drug-related offenses may find it of benefit to obtain legal representation. An attorney may help them to understand their options, as well as aid them in establishing a strong criminal defense.
Source: TribLIVE, “Waterworks drug bust results in Arnold crystal meth seizure,” Chuck Biedka, July 14, 2015