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Penn State student allegedly sold cocaine out of frat house

A college campus is like a microcosm of society. Just about anything that goes on off campus also happens on campus. And Penn State is no exception. For better or worse, this observation also applies to the kinds of crime one will find on campus. Allegations of some types of criminal activities, like those related to drugs, underage drinking and sexual assault, are even more prevalent on college or university campuses than in the rest of Pennsylvania.

An overdose death could mean 40 years for defendant

Most people in Pennsylvania know that it is illegal to buy or sell narcotics. Either party to such a transaction may end up facing drug charges. If, however, the person who purchased the narcotics ends up dying from their use, the person who sold the narcotics to the deceased could be in considerably more trouble.

Another major drug bust in Pennsylvania

Just weeks after a sweep resulted in the arrests of 30 defendants in Blair County, two men in a home in the Feltonville area of Philadelphia were arrested with more than 15 pounds of heroin and fentanyl, the synthetic opioid that has been tied to several deaths in the current "opioid crisis." The Pennsylvania Attorney General says that the narcotics have an estimated street value over $2.6 million. The men face drug charges that include possession and conspiracy to distribute.

Stepped-up enforcement resulting in more drug charges

The publicity that has attended the "opioid crisis" in the United States has put considerable pressure on law enforcement agencies to crack down on the illegal sale and distribution of drugs, in general, and of heroin and opioids, in particular. Because of this, Pennsylvania has seen a large number of drug sweeps and multi-defendant drug busts over the last several months. While stemming the tide of deaths from opioids is crucial, so too is making sure that defendants arrested on drug charges are afforded all their constitutional rights.

Pennsylvania DAs want to increase opioid sentences

In light of increased local and national concern over deaths caused by opioids and fentanyl, in particular, the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association is pushing the state's Sentencing Commission for harsher guidelines for opioid offenses. The PDAA urged the changes less than two months after a kilogram of fentanyl was seized in Montgomery County. According to the PDAA president's testimony before the commission, this amount is enough to kill almost half a million people.

Your rights when arrested for a drug crime in a traffic stop

Simply being pulled over by a police officer can be a daunting experience. A search and seizure that results in an arrest for a drug crime is even more frightening. In spite of the stress involved in the experience, if a person is arrested during a traffic stop, it is important to try and remain calm, be polite and pay attention to what is being said and done. Everyone has certain legal rights and everything the officer does must be done properly.

Two men face drug charges, other charges in State College

Drug and other criminal charges can impact an accused individual's life for a lifetime and create a criminal history that may cause personal, professional and education-related challenges. Two men are facing drug charges, burglary charges and other charges following a recent incident in downtown State College. The two 19-year old men were allegedly found in a bar by an employee after hours when the bar was closed. The two men ran from the employee and were arrested by police.

Understanding marijuana crimes in Pennsylvania

Though marijuana use may be becoming increasingly acceptable in the views of some, it remains illegal in the state of Pennsylvania. Even misdemeanor marijuana possession can impact a student's education and job opportunities which is why drug charges should never be taken lightly. There are several different drug charges accused individuals may face related to marijuana.

Pennsylvania family arrested for alleged drug ring

Drug charges are serious criminal charges and require a swift response. In a Pennsylvania community about an hour west of the State College area a family was recently arrested on drug charges. The relatives are accused of operating a drug distribution ring. A total of five family members, ranging in age from 27 to 51, were arrested on felony charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. The family is accused of running a cocaine distribution ring in the area.

State College man faces felony drug charges

Individuals accused of drug charges have legal protections to be aware of. A State College man was recently charged with felony drug charges for allegedly selling controlled substances to a confidential informant. According to authorities, the 26-year old man allegedly contacted the informant to purchase Suboxone. The drug is used to treat narcotic addiction but has a high risk of addiction itself. According to the informant, the informant had purchased marijuana from the 26-year old man in the past.

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