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Friday, October 31, 2008

Corbett Nails 21 Users--Selling To Support Their Habits

Attorney General Corbett announces street-level drug sweep in Northumberland County; 21 dealers arrested

northumberland_co_drug_inve.jpgSUNBURY - Attorney General Tom Corbett said 21 street-level drug dealers have been arrested today following an investigation into the distribution of crack cocaine, LSD, marijuana and prescription medications in and around Sunbury, Northumberland County.

Attorney General Tom Corbett said the investigation began in July 2008 and focused on low-level dealers who were operating in the Sunbury area.

"Like many Pennsylvania small towns, an influx of drugs and drug related activity can cause serious quality of life issues for residents," Corbett said. "Every drug dealer and user that we take off the streets is important, whether it is large-scale distribution rings, or small time users such as these individuals."

According to agents, these individuals sold small amounts of various types of drugs, including Oxycontin, morphine, heroin, crack cocaine, mushrooms, LSD and marijuana.

"Today's arrestees were in the drug business to feed their habits," Corbett said. "The drugs they sold were typically for personal use and not intended to make serious profit." More...

15 comments :

Anonymous said...

Is it a coincidence that these high-profile arrests are suddenly being publicized, when Mr. Corbett "just happens" to be a candidate for re-election? It would be more appropriate for him to wait until Nov. 5 to start issuing all of these releases, just to remove any suggestion of political motivations.

Mr. Negative said...

I was wondering that myself....it is like he suddenly beame Superman and started doing his job......It's not like he actually made the arrests himself.....

Anonymous said...

Are you sure this isnt something for a criminal justice class? Come on

Anonymous said...

anonymous and mr negative...

you are both wrong. go to the attorney general's website and you will see that they have had these types of "news releases" throughout his tenure in office. i don't disagree that this his job so releasing news that he is merely doing his may be odd, but i don't think this is political.

mark

Mr. Negative said...

Thanks Mark! It just looked odd that all of these announcements were being made right before the election.

Anonymous said...

what's odd to me is that most of the folks in the photo are smiling in their mug shots. some of them look damn happy.

mark

Anonymous said...

Yea.. it looks for like a 'class picture' with all those smiles!! And I really don't care if it is political or not there are some more drug dealers off the streets for now anyhow..

Anonymous said...

Would be good to see a Drug Task Force come into Potter County and clean up the drug sales here also? Why don't they ???

Anonymous said...

They are here!!

Anonymous said...

Are you sure? If they are, I do hope they could possibly put a stop to some dealers that have done drug sales for 30 some odd years. I have never understood why when some a known drug dealers, that they are never arrested. I hope if the drug task force are here, that they do not just focus on one area within Potter County.

Anonymous said...

30 years WOW thats a long time to be dealing drugs even in a small town like Coudy where everybody knows your business!!!

Anonymous said...

The problem is that when they are caught and prossecuted, they get off with a slap on the wrist and a light sentence. They really need to crack down on the harshness of the punishment for all crimes.

Anonymous said...

It is NOT, I repeat NOT, just the town of Coudy that has drug issues in Potter County. If as you say when prosecuted, people get off with a slap of the wrist, why is that???? I do not understand that at all.

Anonymous said...

No one indicated that Coudy was the only town in Potter County with drug issues. Paranoid?

There are many towns in the area with drug issues and you would think with it being a small area and everyone knowing everyone that there would be more busts but it seems to go unpunished! I myself can tell you of three known drug dealers within a two block area around my home and when you finally think something is going to be done all they get is a little slap on the wrist!

Anonymous said...

Don't be stupid! They catch a small time dealer and he snitches out his supplier and gets a smaller sentence!!The govt. lost the war on drugs a long time ago!! It doesn't help,when the state govt. gets a good share of thier revenue from selling booze to the public ,then turns around and bust them for it!1 I'd be a less worried about someone smokin a joint,then someone drinkin a bottle of Jack Daniels!!While were on the subject,Nicotine is the most highly addictive drug known to man, but the govt. also gets taxes for that too!!Another big conspiracy!!It's a joke!Keep fillin the prisons,instead of concentrating on rehab! Brad Jones