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Federal drug case leads to 22 arrests in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania or elsewhere, being accused of a serious crime can turn one's life upside down in an instant. There is no easy way to face drug charges in court. The stakes are high in every federal drug case, and the government typically prosecutes such charges in a very aggressive manner. However, a person facing charges is presumed innocent, unless proved otherwise before a judge or jury; to that end, it is most often beneficial to retain experienced legal guidance to increase one's chances of obtaining a positive outcome.

In one Pennsylvania town, 22 people were placed under arrest on a recent Wednesday. The Drug Enforcement Administration says it had been investigating a situation for several months. Apparently, those arrested are suspected of participating in a drug scheme involving the sale, distribution and delivery of heroin and other opioid drugs to the community.

The group of accused individuals included 17 men and five women. Reportedly, this investigation was part of a larger drug program in the area that seeks to connect drug users to various prevention and treatment centers in Western Pennsylvania. A police chief in Coraopolis said that his department has been working with federal agents to combat an ongoing heroin problem in immediate and surrounding regions.

When a person becomes aware that he or she is a subject in a federal drug case investigation in Pennsylvania, it is possible at that point to contact a criminal defense lawyer for guidance. Even before an arrest has been made or formal charges filed, there is much an attorney can do to begin building a strong defense should a client later be taken into custody. In order to minimize the potential negative impact such incidents can have on one's future, acting alongside experienced legal assistance is a logical step to take.

Source:, "22 arrested in Coraopolis heroin bust", Megan Guza, May 4, 2016

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