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Man accused of drug possession after undercover investigation

A 29-year-old man has been arrested in Pennsylvania after allegedly delivering a product suspected of being methamphetamine to an undercover detective in Bethlehem on three occasions in November and December. Authorities have accused him of possessing marijuana, possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled or counterfeit substance. In addition, he has been accused of possessing a backpack containing equipment used to produce meth that police found in September. Subsequent investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police allegedly revealed evidence that the backpack belonged to the defendant in this case, for which he has also been charged with operating a methamphetamine laboratory.

Pennsylvania mobile home involved in October drug raid burns down

A fire in Earl Township that began around 3 a.m. on Nov. 3 destroyed a mobile home that was targeted in a drug raid in October following a six-month investigation. As firefighters were arriving on the scene, the motor home caved in as a result of the fire, according to the Fire Chief of Earl Township. He further stated that additional fire companies from New Berlinville, Oley, Amity and Boyertown responded to the blaze and assisted in fighting it for several hours. The state police fire marshal is still investigating the fire.

Police arrest 17 in Operation Shape Up

A drug investigation that began in November, 2012 has culminated in the arrest of 17 people in Pennsylvania. The men and women were each given a bond of either $1 million or $500,000. The alleged leader of the operation faces multiple drug charges, including criminal use of a communication facility, criminal conspiracy to deliver marijuana and cocaine, two counts of corrupt organizations, two counts of delivery of marijuana and cocaine and two counts of possession with the intent to deliver marijuana and cocaine.

Racial bias common in marijuana arrests

Pennsylvania residents may be interested in a study on marijuana arrests released by the New York Times. Evidence shows that the rates of marijuana use among blacks and whites are about the same. However, nationwide, blacks were arrested nearly four times as frequently as whites on marijuana-related charges in 2010. In six states, plus the District of Columbia, that number rises to over five times as many arrests. Pennsylvania is, unfortunately, one of those six states.

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.

Two Fulton County men face marijuana charges

Authorities related that two Fulton County, Pennsylvania suspects, ages 50 and 35, face drug charges, including delivery and possession of a controlled substance. After an undercover investigation that lasted 10 days, police arrested the men on suspicion of drug trafficking. One of the men is accused of cultivating marijuana and selling it to the second man. Authorities intercepted the pair during an alleged drug transaction at the buyer's apartment in January. A subsequent search of the residence revealed cash, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and prescription drugs. Police found about 10 pounds of marijuana, paraphernalia and several guns at the seller's residence and also took possession of his vehicle.

Curwensville man to serve prison term over drug charges

A Curwensville, Pennsylvania, man was sentenced to serve time at the state correctional institution for the crime of delivery of a controlled substance by mail, a drug crime. The defendant pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with the intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia. He received a $1 fine on each charge and was sentenced to a prison term of between two and four years. His wife received four years of probation for drug offenses that derived from the same investigation. Law enforcement personnel received reports of suspicious packages being mailed back and forth from California; these packages were mailed to the defendant's wife. About 16 packages were mailed to California while 11 packages arrived at local post offices. When another package arrived, the police were contacted, and a K-9 unit was dispatched to sniff it. When the dog alerted its handler to the possible presence of drugs, investigators requested a search warrant, which revealed marijuana in the parcel. The suspect's wife came to the post office the following day to retrieve the parcel and was arrested.

Grand jury investigation yields drug charges against 25 people

After a grand jury investigation, 25 people in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, area have been charged with a litany of drug trafficking and other related charges. Authorities say that the central figure of the case was profiting to the tune of $2,000 to $3,000 a week from the operation. That man has been charged with multiple possession and intent-to-deliver charges involving cocaine, oxycodone and marijuana as well as corruption and firearms charges.

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