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Category Archives: Felony Drug Charges


You Still Need A Defense Lawyer, Even If You Are Already Serving A Prison Sentence For Something Else

By Gary E. Gerson |

The three main characters of the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou have escaped from prison, confident that they can get home to their families without getting caught.  In one scene, where it appears that they have been recognized as escaped prisoners, John Turturro’s character Pete lashes out at the others, saying that he… Read More »

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Man Who Sold Counterfeit Percocet Pills To Overdose Victim Sentenced To Prison For Involuntary Manslaughter

By Gary E. Gerson |

In the 1990s and 2000s, when pharmaceutical companies led doctors and patients to believe that it was safe for most patients to take prescription opioids long term, and that these drugs were freely available, there were plenty of dangers.  Many thousands of people in Pennsylvania and other states became addicted to opioids, and some… Read More »

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“Return To Sender” Conspirator Pleads Guilty After Chartering Private Plane To Transport Drugs From Houston To Pittsburgh

By Gary E. Gerson |

Transporting drugs in private planes is practically a cliché.  How many movies show the protagonists going from rags to riches in the drug trade and then traveling by private plane?  How many times have you seen a private plane in a music video and inferred that it was meant to be the site of… Read More »

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Federal Court In Pittsburgh Sentences Woman To Prison For Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

By Gary E. Gerson |

When you buy illegal drugs on the Internet, you cannot be sure of the ingredients, but at least they have a return address.  By contrast, if you buy drugs in a street corner drug deal or shady motel room meetup, you have no idea of the drugs’ itinerary before they reach you here in… Read More »

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Pittsburgh Area Lawyer Convicted Of Selling Methamphetamine

By Gary E. Gerson |

Most criminal cases do not go to trial.  In federal criminal cases, fewer than one in ten defendants pleads not guilty and maintains their innocence all the way to trial.  This is usually because the stakes are so high when the charges involve drug trafficking.  If prosecutors accuse you of selling drugs based on… Read More »

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Allegheny County Cocaine Dealer Gets 11 Years In Federal Prison

By Gary E. Gerson |

It is possible to get a life sentence in prison for drug crimes, but not just any drug crimes.  While draconian “three strikes” laws have made it so that defendants have been sentenced to life for drug possession, those kinds of sentencing guidelines have received sharp criticism, and prosecutors in Pittsburgh rarely seek to… Read More »

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