Drug crimes of any kind in Pennsylvania have the potential for significant
consequences. Not only are there criminal penalties if there is a conviction ondrug charges, but an individual's ability to drive can be severely impacted as
well as their professional and educational opportunities. As a result
of a heroin trafficking investigation in Centre County, 10 alleged drug
dealers have recently been charged. Each of them now faces an unknown future.
According to reports, a source for cocaine and heroin sent local users
on drug deliveries around Williamsport and State College. The heroin was
purportedly obtained in Williamsport and Philadelphia. The accused allegedly
used code names for the drugs, including "Up" for cocaine and
"Down" for heroin. Bundles of heroin were referred to as "Bunny
Rabbit" or "Bun."
The individuals who have been charged range in age from 20 to 40 years
old. They all face various possession and/or delivery charges. In addition,
they have all been charged with criminal use of a communications facility
and criminal conspiracy. According to reports, this is the second round
of arrests made during this investigation. The first arrests occurred
in March 2013.
These individuals are likely to be prosecuted aggressively, and each of
the accused may face severe criminal penalties if convicted. Therefore,
they would all do well to obtain representation with experience in handling
drug cases in the Pennsylvania criminal courts. This may help them ensure
that they have an advocate fighting for their rights as they work to find
the best strategy for defending against the drug charges.
Ten Suspected Drug Dealers Arrested, No author, Feb. 6, 2014