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Penalties for marijuana possession in Philadelphia


There are many people in Philadelphia who smoke marijuana. It is a relatively common drug and generally thought to be not as dangerous as other drugs. However, smoking marijuana is still a crime. Just as it is illegal to use, it is also illegal to sell or grow marijuana, as well. The penalties can be fairly severe, depending on the circumstances, if one is convicted of the crime.

Philadelphia man charged with drug dealing


Drugs can be found in many places in Philadelphia. There are a large number of people who use illegal drugs and therefore there are a large number of people involved in drug dealing. Drug dealers can make some money selling drugs, but there are inherent risks in doing it, as it is illegal. If one is caught selling drugs the consequences can be very serious. Despite this, the rewards outweigh the risks for many people.

What to expect when facing drug charges


It is no secret that some people in Philadelphia use illegal drugs. Some just use the drugs recreationally as a release or a way to relax and others have severe addictions, which can have a major impact on their lives. Some may also be engaged in drug dealing as a way to improve their financial circumstances. The amount a person sells varies just like the amount of use varies from person to person. While many users and dealers may never get caught, many others are arrested by the police every year.

Two Philadelphia men arrested on drug charges at UPS Store


There are many people in Philadelphia who use illegal drugs. People use marijuana, cocaine, meth, heroin and others. Whether a person uses the drug once in awhile or multiple times a day, it is still illegal. As such, there are many people involved in drug dealing, as well. These drug dealers use many different methods of distributing the drugs in order to evade the authorities. Often times, a network of people is used in order avoid detection. These individuals also get the drugs to lower-level drug dealers by using a variety of methods.

Four men facing drug charges after police raid


Law enforcement officials recently arrested four people just outside of Philadelphia who were allegedly dealing drugs. The police arrested the four people after executing a search warrant at their home early in the morning hours while the people inside were still sleeping. The police allegedly found cash, a gun, baggies of heroin and marijuana and a scale, among other things. Three of the people were charged with possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia, and one was also charged with drug dealing.

Man faces drug charges after police bust alleged drug ring


Despite efforts to keep people off of drugs, there are many people in Philadelphia who use drugs. The reasons for and the amount of use vary from person to person. No matter the reason though, for most, someone needs to supply the drugs. As it is an illegal enterprise, drug dealing can be profitable and dangerous, at the same time. A lot of money can be made, but the dealers have to deal with rival drug dealers and police who are constantly trying to bust them and put them in jail.

10 people charged in drug ring with Philadelphia ties


Many people from Philadelphia are charged with drug related offenses each year. The charges can vary from simple possession of illegal substances to charges of intent to deliver. There are also many different types of illegal substances that people possess or sell such as marijuana, cocaine, crack, heroin and prescription drugs without a valid prescription. However, no matter what the charge or the type of drug, a person charged with a drug offense is simply beginning the legal process. Until they either plead guilty or are convicted at trial, the person remains innocent.

Many arrested in Philadelphia drug raids


Illegal drugs are prevalent in Philadelphia, and each year many are arrested and face various drug charges. Despite the number of arrests each year, illegal drugs are still abundant in the city. However, law enforcement continues the so called "war on drugs." Philadelphia's police force, therefore, still conducts investigations and makes many arrests in an attempt to break up drug trade in the city. This could put many Philadelphians' legal rights in jeopardy.

Man from Philadelphia arrested after alleged drug sale


Philadelphia police make many drug-related arrests each year. The charges range from simple possession to felony possession charges or charges of intent to deliver. The police also use a variety of tactics when attempting to catch people who possess or sell drugs. Police may set up a controlled buy with an undercover police officer. On other occasions, police may use police informants to either make a drug purchase or inform police of people who may be selling drugs.

Two men arrested outside of Philadelphia on drug charges


The Pennsylvania legislature has enacted laws creating harsh penalties for people convicted of drug charges. Police try to curb drug distribution and drug trafficking through drug busts and prosecutors fight hard to get drug convictions. However, drugs are still very prevalent in the Philadelphia area. This fact does not stop the police from arresting people or the prosecutors from seeking convictions for various drug offenses though.

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