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Swissvale Barber Arrested for Selling Drugs Just Outside Barbershop

By Gary E. Gerson |

Drug “busts” involving undercover police or detectives are a familiar plot development in current movies and television series. The movies and series are entertaining viewing because of the dramatic irony: the seller does not know the true identity of the buyer, and the audience is waiting for that critical moment when the truth becomes… Read More »

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Drug crimes: heroin overdose numbers skyrocket

By Gary E. Gerson |

As the heroin epidemic gets worse and worse in Western Pennsylvania, authorities are trying to figure out how to best curtail the number of overdose deaths that have occurred over the last several years. On Monday, reports out of Washington County show that this past weekend likely saw three more deaths. This, after first… Read More »

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PA drug charges lawyer discusses overdose epidemic

By Gary E. Gerson |

One of my main duties as a Pennsylvania criminal defense attorney is to help people who have been arrested on drug charges. I enjoy helping people in these situations, especially people who were in the wrong place at the wrong time and really don’t deserve the potential sentence an unforgiving judge may set before them…. Read More »

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Drug crimes and child custody

By Gary E. Gerson |

Pittsburgh Drug Crimes Attorney People who are considered to be habitual drug abusers often have their children taken away from them after an arrest. And rightly so; using illegal narcotics can seriously affect a person’s parenting skills and decision making. It’s unfortunate, but some drug users use the benefits they get from having children to fuel… Read More »

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PennDoT suspending licenses for dated drug charges

By Gary E. Gerson |

If you have been convicted of drug charges, such as the violation of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device, and Cosmetic Act at any time in the last ten years, then you are likely one of many Pennsylvania residents who have received a notice from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDoT) that says your driver’s license… Read More »

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Montour teacher arrested on drug charges

By Gary E. Gerson |

Drug charges like distribution, delivery, and possession of heroin are difficult for a suspect to defend on their own. When a person is on the opposite end of a sting, chances are that officers and investigators have that person dead to rights upon arrest. And police today will use whatever means necessary to make an… Read More »

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Student awaits trial for drug charges & weapons possession

By Gary E. Gerson |

A college student from Penn State’s Altoona campus has been arrested on serious charges after allegedly building a homemade bomb. Officers had originally raided the freshman student’s apartment to look for marijuana plants. Authorities say they found a grow operation and five marijuana plants in the young man’s apartment. He is now facing drug charges, including possession… Read More »

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Man arrested on drug charges claims remnants of earlier bust

By Gary E. Gerson |

Here in Pennsylvania, it is clearly illegal to be in the possession of a controlled substance. While some find the term “controlled substance” to be erroneous when talking about marijuana, the fact of the matter is that because our law says so, marijuana is indeed a controlled substance. Many people who are arrested for drug… Read More »

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Alleged heroin dealers detained in Pennsylvania

By Gary E. Gerson |

Two men who the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General claims are heroin dealers have been detained in the aftermath of a combined investigation by Region V of the Bureau of Narcotics Investigation and the AG’s Organized Crime Section. The two men, aged 35 and 33, were allegedly in possession of 16 guns, 75,000 bags… Read More »

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Drug charges for Mt. Washington men after big heroin bust

By Gary E. Gerson |

Drug charges for large amounts of illegal drugs, such as heroin, can carry long prison terms and hundreds of thousands in fines. If someone overdoses and dies from an illegal drug, the dealer can even face life in prison. If you have been arrested on drug charges, contact drug charges attorney Gary Gerson today for… Read More »

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