Drug Crime in Pennsylvania

Drug dealers are no longer the man at the corner selling you cocaine, marijuana, or heroin under the cover of night. Today’s drug dealer is the neighbor next door, the boyfriend, the girlfriend who sells you prescription pills during the day. Prescription drugs are a major problem in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Painkillers such as Oxycodin and Vicodin are the most common of drugs being sold in Chester County, Delaware County and surrounding counties.

People are trying to obtain large quantities of the drug. It can lead to several different types of prescription drug crimes including: a) forging prescriptions, b) using someone else prescriptions, c) distributing or possessing drugs unlawfully.  Many people that are arrested for these crimes have never been in trouble before and do not understand that convictions from these arrests can have substantial jail times and fines.