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16 Pennsylvania residents face drug charges

A sweep conducted by authorities in Punxsutawney have conducted a sweep for drug activity throughout Clearfield and Jefferson counties, according to local news. Pennsylvania State Police have worked in conjunction with the Jefferson County Drug Task Force and the Troop C Vice Unit to take down what they believe to be a widespread drug ring. As part of this sweep, some 16 people now face serious drug charges.

Police say the efforts toward this sweep have been progressing throughout 2018, with Troop C investigating several different cases involving the distribution of illegal drugs categorized as dangerous. While the report did not list the types of drugs the task force was targeting, Troop C was able to gather arrest warrants for 20 different people. All of these individuals are believed to be guilty of a myriad of drug crimes.

8 face drug charges in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office has announced the arrest of eight people under suspicion of involvement with the drug trade. The Cambria County District Attorney has confirmed that a drug sweep conducted with the support of the Cambria County Drug Task Force resulted in the arrests. The drug charges these individuals face are severe and could result in jail time if they are found guilty.

Very little information is available about the drug sweep, which took place on Aug. 1 in Cambria County. The sweep was prompted by growing concerns about drug trafficking in the area, and was conducted as a joint operation between several county agencies in the area. The eight people arrested, six men and two women all between the ages of 23 and 63, have been publicly identified by police, and their names have been made available to news outlets.

Pennsylvania woman charged with drunk driving

A woman in Morgan Township is facing serious accusations after being stopped by police in early June. The Pennsylvania woman is faced with drunk driving charges, which could result in fines, jail time and the loss of her license. This is compounded by the fact that she allegedly had children in the vehicle with her at the time of her arrest.

According to the report, the 40-year-old woman was stopped by police just before midnight on June 7. Officers reported that she did not have a functional license plate light. They also reported that the woman allegedly smelled of alcohol, so they requested that she perform a field sobriety test.

Pennsylvania woman charged with drunk driving

A woman in Mercersburg may be in legal trouble following her arrest at a local police barracks in Chambersburg. The Pennsylvania woman is suspected of drunk driving and has been taken into police custody. She is now awaiting a preliminary hearing and remains in custody against a $1,000 bond set by the local court.

According to the unusual report, the 36-year-old woman drove to the Pennsylvania State Police barracks in nearby Chambersburg to pick up her boyfriend, who was not identified in the report. The boyfriend was apparently in custody for driving under the influence, so a sober driver was required for him to be released. However, when the woman arrived at the barracks, police say they had reason to believe she was also driving under the influence.

Pennsylvania man accused of drunk driving

A man believed to have been driving under the influence of alcohol has been arrested in York, according to local sources. Pennsylvania authorities arrested the man under suspicion of drunk driving after his vehicle reportedly crashed into a house. So far, it appears no court date has been set for this case.

The accident report states that a 28-year-old man was driving his vehicle in the vicinity of York on July 4 when the accident occurred. It appears the man lost control of his vehicle after passing multiple cars on the street. His car left the road and ran headlong into a brick house, occupied by two people at the time of the collision.

Alleged drunk driving accident kills 1

A 33-year-old man could be facing serious jail time after an accident that set a gas station on fire. The Pennsylvania man is accused of drunk driving in an accident that claimed the life of a 52-year-old woman. He now faces charges of DUI and homicide by vehicle. So far, no court date has been announced.

According to authorities in Rayne, some 70 miles from Pittsburgh, the accident took place around 1:30 p.m. on the afternoon of July 5. Witnesses reported seeing two men driving in a vehicle when the car abruptly left the road and hopped a curb. The vehicle went out of control and crashed into at least one fuel pump before also crashing into an auto repair building. The force of the impact set the pump and, by extension, the building itself on fire.

College football player charged for drunk driving in Pennsylvania

An out-of-state student is in hot water after being pulled over by police in Neshannock Township. Pennsylvania police say they suspected the student of drunk driving, and arrested him on the spot. He now faces multiple charges that could jeopardize his position on his team and in his school.

According to the limited report, the 18-year-old defensive back, a freshman at a leading university in a neighboring state, was driving in Neshannock earlier in June when he was observed by police. The report does not detail the specifics of any roadside sobriety testing that might have occurred, nor does it mention what caused police to pull him over to begin with. However, based on the charges filed against him, it appears he may have been pulled over for driving erratically with his lights off.

Has your child exhibited signs of drug abuse?

Your child is one of the most important aspects of your life. While you may want to hold on to him or her for as long as possible, you likely understood the distance that would come when the teenage years rolled around. Still, you made the effort to remain aware of the goings-on in your child's life as best as possible.

Because of your dutifulness as a parent and the love you have for your child, you may have noticed when he or she began to act out of character, even more so than just teenage attitude and mood swings. As a result, you may have begun to feel great concern and wondered whether drugs had somehow made their way into your child's life.

Pennsylvania man faces drug charges

A preliminary hearing is now underway for a man who has been accused of possessing some $9,000 of what is believed to be illegal narcotics. Pennsylvania authorities arrested the man on drug charges following the execution of a search and seizure warrant on June 7. Pennsylvania State Police coordinated with local authorities and the county District Attorney's Drug Task Force. The man has been granted a continuance of his hearing after securing private defense representation. 

According to court records, the warrant was executed on the suspected man's home on June 7 by a number of law enforcement authorities. They say they found some 17 grams of what they believe is the street drug fentanyl as well as heroin. They also seized a further eight grams of what they believe to be methamphetamine as well as over fifty prescription pills and a small amount of what is assumed to be cocaine. Two firearms and just over $1,200 in cash were also confiscated. 

Pennsylvania man detained on suspicion of drunk driving

A local man could be in serious legal trouble after being arrested for allegedly causing a serious crash in Lancaster County, according to authorities. The man stands accused of drunk driving as well as assaulting a Pennsylvania State Police trooper. If he is found guilty in criminal court, he could lose his license and/or face fines and even jail time.

The police report has confirmed that the 29-year-old man allegedly rear-ended a car while traveling on Lincoln Highway. The impact apparently forced the second car into oncoming traffic, causing another collision with another vehicle traveling the other way. The 29-year-old apparently fled the scene in his vehicle, which was discovered broken down a short distance away. Police say they recognized the driver from witness accounts.