Imagine you are driving when you suddenly spot the red and blue flashing lights of a police car behind you. You pull over, the officer approaches you, and after a brief exchange, you wind up in the back of a police car, arrested for a drug-related offense.
Drug-related offenses are some of the most common types of crimes in Pennsylvania. They can affect anyone, from a stay-at-home mother with an addiction to opioids to a teenager accused of selling marijuana to friends.
Drug crimes are very serious charges, but the term "drug crimes" is also a vague term that doesn't fully describe what types of charges a drug offender could be facing. For the most part, there are only a handful of categories that will compose the term "drug crimes." Drug paraphernalia, drug possession, drug trafficking or distribution, and drug manufacturing.