May 2013 Archives

Bill gives parole to offenders charged as juveniles

Many states, including Pennsylvania, have strict laws regarding juvenile offenders, but have recently developed new laws and standards for youth brought up on criminal charges. The Connecticut House of Representatives passed a bill in May 2013 that would make it possible for a number of juvenile offenders, including individuals charged with murder and sexual assault, to have a chance at parole. State representatives developed the bill in response to a Supreme Court decision restricting state legislatures from developing mandatory life sentences for juvenile offenders. If the bill goes into law, Connecticut becomes the fifth state to enact a law in response to the Supreme Court decision.

3 subjects faces charges of marijuana trafficking

Three men, ages 55, 32 and 40, face criminal charges related to a number of drug crimes for their alleged involvement in a drug ring that involved trafficking marijuana in Montgomery County and surrounding regions. The accused men are in custody in Montgomery County prison unless two of them can pay $4 million and the third can pay $2 million in bail. Court documents indicated that the first man allegedly had acted as the marijuana supplier for the second man, who then sold hundreds of pounds of the drug throughout several Pennsylvania counties starting in Nov. 2012. Indications were that some people who were involved in the drug ring remained unidentified.

3 subjects faces charges of marijuana trafficking

Three men, ages 55, 32 and 40, face criminal charges related to a number of drug crimes for their alleged involvement in a drug ring that involved trafficking marijuana in Montgomery County and surrounding regions. The accused men are in custody in Montgomery County prison unless two of them can pay $4 million and the third can pay $2 million in bail. Court documents indicated that the first man allegedly had acted as the marijuana supplier for the second man, who then sold hundreds of pounds of the drug throughout several Pennsylvania counties starting in Nov. 2012. Indications were that some people who were involved in the drug ring remained unidentified.

Pennsylvania man charged with DUI after hitting pole

A Pennsylvania man from Delaware County reportedly crashed into a utility pole in Springfield Township and failed to stop after the accident, according to police reports. He is currently facing DUI charges. A patrolman arrived on the scene of the accident and found the driver's vehicle on another street from where the accident occurred, according to reports. Having sustained major damages on the front end, the vehicle was found idling as the driver slept, police stated.

Drug charges reduced against man

A Montgomery County court waived two felony drug charges and three misdemeanor charges against a 25-year-old man. The man allegedly sold a bag of fake cocaine to police in a bar and restaurant bathroom. Police were originally called to the bar by a bartender who reported that the man was attempting to sell drugs to bar patrons. A plainclothes detective later arrived at the bar and observed a man, who fit the description given by the bartender, standing near the bathroom. Police reported having made previous undercover drug buys from the man in the past.

Pennsylvania man arrested for the second time in six weeks

A 24-year-old Pennsylvania man, 24, was taken into custody on April 23 for three drug charges but already faces charges of growing marijuana above two daycare facilities after he was arrested in March. Officers arrested him on the new drug charges after they confiscated marijuana and drug paraphernalia from his home. On March 13, authorities searched an apartment above two daycare facilities and confiscated marijuana plants, bags of pot, several bags of pot seeds and a variety of drug paraphernalia. He faces four drug-related charges as a result of the search.

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