Law enforcement officials in Pennsylvania receive numerous tips about supposed drug activity throughout the state. These tips often lead to the seizure of illegal substances and the dismantling of various drug operations. Four people in Elk County will likely need to mount a strong criminal defense following their arrests for alleged heroin trafficking.
According to officers working with the state Bureau of Narcotics Investigation, heroin was apparently discovered at several locations after several complaints were filed. Information regarding a reported heroin operation had been received by the agency. Following searches, a 23-year-old man, a 29-year-old man, a 27-year-old woman and a 29-year-old woman were arrested. All four were arraigned and remain in jail in lieu of bail.
Officers reportedly found 38 bricks of heroin and individual packages of marijuana. They also discovered methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and almost $15,000 in cash. Numerous cell phones were also taken in the search. A warrant was issued for a second location, where additional heroin, drug paraphernalia, cash and bags with a white powder substance were seized. An infant child was reportedly at this location as well.
Some of the charges faced by the individuals include possession with the intent to deliver and conspiracy to deliver. Other felony charges include criminal use of a communication device and endangering the welfare of a child. Some misdemeanor offenses leveled were possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Facing drug charges in Pennsylvania can be a frightening prospect. A conviction of the charges could result in a devastating impact on a person’s life. To minimize the disruptions to one’s life, it would be advantageous to contact a criminal defense attorney for guidance. A trusted lawyer will work with clients to present the strongest defense possible.
Source: bradfordera.com, “Four jailed after large heroin bust in Elk Co.“, Marcie Schellhammer, Feb. 6, 2018