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Elizabeth Borough Police Chief Charged with Stealing Heroin from Police Department Evidence Room

By Gary E. Gerson |

Even before the public awareness campaigns of the 1980s that attempted to scare young people out of using any kind of illegal drugs, heroin had a reputation as the scariest drug. It was not only the drug’s potency that led to its fearsome image, but also the dangerous circumstances associated with the lives of… Read More »

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Woman arrested on drug charges in Pittsburgh

By Gary E. Gerson |

Being arrested on drug charges for possession of man-made narcotics such as heroin and prescription pills like oxycodone can land a person in jail for a long time, especially if the police can prove that you were attempting to distribute the drugs. A woman from Pittsburgh was arraigned on Tuesday for an arrest that… Read More »

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Twenty-two arrested on drug charges

By Gary E. Gerson |

Serious crimes that involve drugs and drug charges are not taken lightly by Pennsylvania courts or jury members. Many people who find themselves in a battle against the state because of alleged drug crimes will often see that the odds are stacked against them well before they even step foot in the court room…. Read More »

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Drug charges from a search and seizure

By Gary E. Gerson |

When someone is arrested for possession of drugs, a criminal defense attorney’s strongest defense will usually concern what type of drug is found and whether or not the suspect’s constitutional rights were infringed upon. These are generally the key components to a drug charges defense. Of course, getting stopped and frisked by police officers can be… Read More »

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Bell likely to have drug charges dismissed

By Gary E. Gerson |

When most people are arrested on drug charges for a small amount of marijuana, it isn’t really all that newsworthy. Instead, you usually only end up reading about pounds of pot being confiscated or a huge, multi-state heroin ring being taken down by the DEA. But here in Pittsburgh we love our Steelers, so it’s no… Read More »

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Six people from Uniontown await preliminary hearings for drug charges

By Gary E. Gerson |

Drug charges for possession and attempted distribution of controlled substances can empty a person’s bank account and land them in jail for a long time upon conviction. People who are part of a “drug ring” can also be charged with crimes they didn’t personally commit, but were committed by a partner in crime. And when… Read More »

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Drug charges for 2 men at home of ex-Steeler

By Gary E. Gerson |

Police have taken two men into custody after an alleged drug raid on a home in Pittsburgh’s Mount Washington neighborhood. Authorities claim to have recovered at least 16 firearms, 1,500 bricks of heroin, at least $100,000 in cash and assets and some Cuban cigars. The raid took place at the home of 38-year-old Deshea Townsend, a… Read More »

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Drug charges await unknown culprit in big Pittsburgh pot bust

By Gary E. Gerson |

Drug charges for the possession and sale/distribution of marijuana are fairly concrete here in Pennsylvania. We wrote a blog earlier today about the penalties associated with marijuana possession and sales. First time offenders who possess small amounts of the drug (less than 30 grams) receive a misdemeanor, fine, and possibly time in jail. First time offenders who… Read More »

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Drug charges for overdose reporters addressed by new bill

By Gary E. Gerson |

The amount of people who die from drug overdoses in Pennsylvania, especially from heroin, has significantly jumped over the last few years. There are many reasons that polls point to for this increase, including higher unemployment rates, the purity of the drug and what it’s cut with, and the cheap cost of a heroin… Read More »

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Drug charges against IUP student found with 20-plus pounds of pot

By Gary E. Gerson |

Police have arrested a 24-year-old student of Indiana University of Pennsylvania after a traffic stop led them to find twenty pounds of marijuana upon further investigation. Police believe the drugs have an estimated value in the streets of at least $115,000. Other estimators believe the dealer stood to make a great deal more than that. Upon… Read More »

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