A police commander recently made a public statement, saying that there are times when arresting officers must use physical force against a person in order to bring that person into custody. He added that such force may not always appear appropriate to the eyes of the public. A Pennsylvania halfway house inmate who was being arrested for alleged drug possession has claimed that authorities used brutal and excessive force against him.
Word seems to always travel fast in small towns. For good news, such as an engagement or new career opportunity, this can be fantastic. However, for bad news, such as an arrest on drug charges, it can cause one's reputation to fall very quickly.
Resulting from a drug sting in Schuylkill County, a total of 76 individuals were arrested on various charges. These individuals face drug charges for their alleged involvement in the distribution of narcotics throughout the area. The Pennsylvania authorities also suspect that many of the individuals are affiliated with gangs.
Two individuals have been arrested following an investigation that started in September. The two Pennsylvania men face a number of drug charges, including possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Reportedly, members of the community made a series of complaints related to drug trafficking in the area.
Recently, the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General filed criminal charges against 13 people from various backgrounds. It is alleged that the individuals were all engaged to varying degrees in a steroid and prescription medication drug operation. While not all of those charged were believed to have been involved in all aspects of the operation, all are facing drug charges of one type or another.
Recently, a U.S. District Court judge ordered a Pennsylvania man to serve 20 years in a federal penitentiary, with an additional 10 years of supervised release once his prison term is completed. The man was convicted on multiple drug charges. The investigation involved multiple agencies, including the IRS and FBI.
Over the past several months, the news around the country has featured numerous stories concerning the number of people who have died from accidental drug overdoses. Some states, including Pennsylvania, have seen more than a dozen deaths linked to a possibly toxic batch of heroin. One man was recently arrested, charged with drug possession after his girlfriend was found dead.
School is supposed to be a safe place to send children. Not many parents want to find out that their children have been subjected to the availability of drugs in the place where they are supposed to be safe, or worse -- that they are the people subjecting the other students to those drugs. However, a recent report of multiple Pennsylvania arrests has left at least eight people with drug charges for distribution in schools and more arrest warrants pending.
A Media news outlet is reporting on the rise of heroin use in suburban and rural Pennsylvania and New Jersey.