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Pennsylvania hospital room alleged hub for drug trafficking

Overdoses involving heroin and opioids seem to be on the rise in Pennsylvania. Statistics for the past two years suggest a 20 percent overall increase in heroin overdoses in the state. One man has been accused of selling this drug from a location one would not immediately associate with drug trafficking.

The man had been admitted to the hospital for a medical condition not disclosed to the public. Apparently, hospital staff members noticed that the man was receiving an exorbitant amount of visitors, each staying in his room only a short while. Another strange development added mystery to the situation.

It seems that some people who came to the man's room as visitors only asked to be directed to the room by its door number because they did not know the name of the patient they were visiting. At some point, police were contacted to investigate the situation. Officers stopped a car in the parking lot after the driver had come out of the room in question.

They claim to have found heroin in that vehicle. That led them to a search of the hospital room, where they say the found more heroin. They also claim the patient admitted to trying to flush heroin down the toilet before they arrived. The patient now faces drug trafficking charges, and two women were also placed under arrest in connection with the incident. Drug trafficking charges in Pennsylvania are serious, and anyone facing the court under such circumstances may seek legal advice regarding any options available to build a strong defense.

Source: theepochtimes.com, "Pennsylvania Man Arrested for Selling Heroin Out of Hospital Room", Jack Phillips, June 8, 2016

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