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Criminal charges for illegal drug distribution in Pennsylvania

Local authorities in Pennsylvania are doing their best to shut down the heroin market throughout the state. In particular, the drug task force in Wayne County recently arrested two individuals for possession and intent to distribute, both felony charges. These criminal charges carry stiff penalties including jail or prison time and fines.

After a month-long undercover investigation, a 23-year-old female and a 26-year-old male were both arrested and charged with possession and delivery of controlled substances. The arrest of the female was made after an informant agreed to purchase heroin from her on two separate occasions. After the alleged purchases, police were able to obtain a search warrant for her home, where they supposedly found heroin, prescription pills and a large sum of cash. She was arrested without any issues.

A male, supposedly known for distributing for the female, was also arrested after officers apparently observed transactions taking place between him and an individual that was said to be co-operating with the police. Bail was set at $250,000 and both individuals are being held at the Wayne County Corrections Facility. Future court dates were not reported.

Accusations of illegal drug possession and distribution can have negative consequences that are far-reaching and can ruin a person's life, both personally and professionally. Pennsylvania residents facing criminal charges related to drug offenses have the right to defend themselves against the crimes for which they stand accused. A strategic criminal defense can help them fight for the best possible outcome for their individual situation.

Source: wayneindependent.com, Two arrested for heroin, Kelly Waters, Dec. 19, 2013

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