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.
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.
A 23-year-old Pennsylvania man is facing criminal charges after allegedly crashing his car into a concrete barrier. Witnesses report that the man was driving recklessly and swerving into oncoming traffic. The vehicle was pulled over by police, who reported that the man appeared to be under the influence. Police searched the vehicle and allegedly found 24 individual packets of heroin and marijuana.