Switch to ADA Accessible Theme
Close Menu

Category Archives: Drug Crime

shutterstock_454361908

Police Revive Man Who Suffered Accidental Overdose at Pittsburgh Mills Walmart

By Gary E. Gerson |

Naloxone, which is also known by the brand name Narcan, can reverse the effects of opioid overdose very quickly.  Since it has become available, many people have survived overdoses that would have otherwise been fatal.  One of the reasons behind Pennsylvania’s Good Samaritan law, which protects people who call for medical assistance for overdose… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
shutterstock_291277055

Greensburg Woman Offered Plea Deal to Drop Felony Charges Related to Wife’s Overdose Death

By Gary E. Gerson |

The pain of losing a loved one to a drug overdose is a devastating experience that many people in Western Pennsylvania know all too well.  What is even worse is when other people blame you for not being able to save the person that you desperately didn’t want to lose.  Worst of all is… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
shutterstock_1138870511

Bystander Opioid Overdoses: Myth or Reality?

By Gary E. Gerson |

Washing your hands is an effective way of reducing your risk of exposure to a variety of harmful things, but irrational fears of contamination through accidental contact with the skin can do more harm than good.  Foodborne pathogens can’t hurt you unless you ingest them; you wash your hands after handling raw chicken so… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
shutterstock_747676462

Uncle of Allegheny County Teen Who Suffered Fatal Overdose Gets One Year for Child Endangerment

By Gary E. Gerson |

It is possible to face criminal charges, up to and including homicide, if someone else fatally overdoses on drugs they got from you.  These charges can apply whether the victim bought the drugs from you, if you gave the drugs to the victim, or, in the case of a child or teen victim, if… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
shutterstock_1198679785

Cocaine or Clearasil? Field Drug Test Kits Can’t Tell the Difference

By Gary E. Gerson |

If you were a child in the 1980s, you probably owned a mood ring; maybe you bought it at a dollar store when one first opened in your town, or perhaps it was a party favor at a classmate’s birthday party.  The rings claimed to change color to reflect your mood; in fact, the… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
shutterstock_177637142

Johnstown Man Faces Federal Charges for Storage Unit Full of Illegal Drugs

By Gary E. Gerson |

In Pittsburgh and many other places in Pennsylvania, you will not face criminal charges for possession of small quantities of marijuana.  In December 2015, the city council passed a resolution to decriminalize marijuana possession, as long as the amount in the person’s possession does not exceed 30 grams.  Instead, if you have just enough… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
Drug3

Drug Bust Uncovers Trafficking Operation Between Philadelphia and Indiana County

By Gary E. Gerson |

With most of the population of Pennsylvania staying at home until COVID-19 cases decrease, some types of crime, such as home burglaries and street corner drug sales, have become less frequent.  This does not mean, however, that drug use and illegal drug trafficking have disappeared.  Complex operations to transport drugs across Pennsylvania are still… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
shutterstock_660308902

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Considers Removing Medical Cannabis Restrictions for People Under Court Supervision

By Gary E. Gerson |

The United States government does not have the right to take away a person’s liberty except as a punishment for a crime.  Therefore, only after a fair trial and the other requirements of due process have been completed to prove that the defendant committed the crime of which he or she was accused can… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
shutterstock_1272023845

Johnstown Man Pleads Guilty After Authorities Seize 40 Grams of Fentanyl

By Gary E. Gerson |

In the past few years, fentanyl has become notorious as the scariest and most dangerous opioid, especially as the focus of media coverage of the opioid epidemic has shifted from oxycodone to heroin to fentanyl.  In 2016, when two famous musicians, Prince and Tom Petty, died from accidental fentanyl overdoses, it was the first… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
shutterstock_1109182253

Leave the Police Chases for the Action Movies: Stop and Contact a Defense Lawyer

By Gary E. Gerson |

High speed police chases often form the climactic scenes in movies.  Even real-life police chases, and even at relatively low speeds, can attract viewers’ attention; in the summer of 1994, millions of Americans were glued to their television sets as police pursued O.J. Simpson, who was suspected of murdering his ex-wife, as he rode… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Our Location

Map Location 304 Ross Street, Suite 600
Pittsburgh PA 15219
local 412-219-6875 toll free 866-791-3969 Get Directions

Request a Consultation

Contact Us Today!
* All Fields Required Contacting The Law Offices of Gary E. Gerson through this website does not create an attorney-client relationship, and any information sent is not protected by attorney-client privilege.