13 charged in Littlestown drug bust

13 charged in Littlestown drug bust

There are 222 comments on the Evening Sun story from Jun 16, 2009, titled 13 charged in Littlestown drug bust. In it, Evening Sun reports that:

The Adams County Drug Task Force arrested the majority of 13 individuals charged in connection to a three-month investigation into heroin and other drug dealers in the Littlestown area.

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hellooo

Scranton, PA

#43 Jun 17, 2009
Lets help the Addiction wrote:
Big John,
Evidently you do not have any children. I am a parent of a 20 year old that has a Heroin addiction. Heroin is a drug that alters your brain chemistry for life and is a drug that the person will fight the craving everyday for the rest of their lives. I totally agree they need to get the dealers off the streets, but 15-30 year jail sentence is also not the answer. A long term rehab. treatment in a secured facility that they can't leave is the answer for the first time users/dealers. Sending an addict to jail is not going to fix the problem, fix the issue at hand ADICTION will altimately fix the drug dealer issue.
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I love the term first time dealers. How many years did they deal before getting caught. Lives have hung in the balance and been lost because of heroin. Its our turn as a community to come down hard on user and dealers. Good job littlestown and drug task force. These people new of operation smack and the lives lost and had no conscience and kept on using and selling. 15 years can do alot for this community and the families of the addicts and dealers. Hey at least there alive and they know where they will be. If it was your family member that was at a party and everyone stood around messed up and let your love one die. I bet you would be singing a different tune.
Stupid from Hanover

Harrisburg, PA

#44 Jun 17, 2009
Big John wrote:
<quoted text>Yes I have and he's in jail at camphill. He was one that was in Operation Smackdown. So i do know where your comming from. I told him how many times and he didn't listen so know he's paying and deserves what he got
I'm sorry to hear about your son Big John. I do not wish prison on anyone. I did 18 years on a lousy drug charge and hopefully I will not go back.
hellooo

Scranton, PA

#45 Jun 17, 2009
Lets help the Addiction wrote:
Big John,
Evidently you do not have any children. I am a parent of a 20 year old that has a Heroin addiction. Heroin is a drug that alters your brain chemistry for life and is a drug that the person will fight the craving everyday for the rest of their lives. I totally agree they need to get the dealers off the streets, but 15-30 year jail sentence is also not the answer. A long term rehab. treatment in a secured facility that they can't leave is the answer for the first time users/dealers. Sending an addict to jail is not going to fix the problem, fix the issue at hand ADICTION will altimately fix the drug dealer issue.
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Long term facility would be nice except some only stay a week or two. How does that help. They can meet other addicts in rehab and have no felony that keeps them going to probation and have them answering too someone for 4 years or more. They come home start hiding there addiction and the lieing ways and wa la back into heroin. 15 years heroin free in jail and probation or drug court seems fair.
typical

Harrisburg, PA

#46 Jun 17, 2009
Kirby G wrote:
I would seize property, if they live at home still, take the parents property to make them pay for their jail time ... End of story !
Diick head.
Kim

Harrisburg, PA

#47 Jun 17, 2009
kenny wrote:
ok they sold drug in a school zone.i bet the police is the ones who set it up.in a school zone because that what they do.i think the police should be charge.for buying drugs in a school.i know we need too get drugs off the streets.but stop setting these drug addicts up. and get them help.they are not drug dealers.they are users.trying too pay for there habit.
That is just not true. I know some of these kids (men) personally and they are dealers plain and simple. They are also users or on methadone but they do not just sell to purchase drugs to use. They sell to live life cause they don't know how else to get money like working at a real job. Doesn't pay as much and the hours are better. No sympathy should be given to these people. If they didn't learn anything (which it looks like they didn't) from the first set of arrests then shame on them.
lalalala

Chambersburg, PA

#48 Jun 17, 2009
[NO NO NO! they NEED to sit in jail because if they just go to get "rehabilitated" they are out in a few days and back on the streets doing it again!
lalalala

Chambersburg, PA

#49 Jun 17, 2009
yes they are alllllll dealers wether they are doing it for thier own habit or for the money its still dealing!
Hey

Harrisburg, PA

#50 Jun 17, 2009
Stoners are people too.
borough resident

Elyria, OH

#51 Jun 17, 2009
God Bless you Big John! It's tough to see your loved one (especially a child) get hooked on drugs. My parents paid $100,000 for my brother to go to the best rehab center in the country. He "might" have been clean two months after he got out. They always felt his addiction was somehow their fault. They went to their graves feeling that way. They continued to pour money into him till the day they died. He only went to jail on short stints. He had a major heart attack when he was 43 from all the abuse to his body. I have no idea what has become of him or whether or not he's still alive AND I don't want to know!!
Kim

Harrisburg, PA

#52 Jun 17, 2009
Just some info. Some of the prior heroin dealers that were caught are now getting out of jail. Guess they'll have a bigger client base now. Just wish hanover/penn township police would start doing some busts now.
Littlestown Father

AOL

#53 Jun 17, 2009
Glad they swept this trash off the streets. Let the idiots cry about "addiction". Boo hoo.

I remember when the "let them get rehab" arguments were made about drunk drivers 25 years ago - when they really started cracking down on it.

How many lives do you let them destroy (who cares if they destroy their own life) before you decide that the liberal idea of "rehab" just prolongs the burden on society.

Good on the Police on this one...
hellooo

Scranton, PA

#55 Jun 17, 2009
kenny wrote:
ok they sold drug in a school zone.i bet the police is the ones who set it up.in a school zone because that what they do.i think the police should be charge.for buying drugs in a school.i know we need too get drugs off the streets.but stop setting these drug addicts up. and get them help.they are not drug dealers.they are users.trying too pay for there habit.
I bet the dealers didnt even care if they were in a school zone. They just counted the money as they walked away. You think they measured the yards to a school from where they sold there drugs. And whose habit are they paying for there's or the deaths that have occured. They are affecting our community and lives of our families. They needed a wake up call. Get them help. Dealers affect the whole community. Users affect there family and themselves. They knew the chances they were taking. They have Had Four major drug bust in the last 2 1/2 years;they should have known the consequences. They just didnt care. Now they will get help. Clean for 15 years in prison and probation. Should help.
Kim

Harrisburg, PA

#56 Jun 17, 2009
15 years? yeah right they won't do half that time. And some who snitch will get even less. It isn't that they didn't care about other people. They didn't give anyone else a thought. It's about them and their habit, that's it. It's a shame that they had to figure it out this way, but I would rather pay for them in jail (costs less on us taxpayers) then pay for them to go to rehab which costs alot. Besides the fact that it doesn't seem to work. I no this personally. Jail doesn't necessarily help either as seen by those who spent time in jail just to get out, use again and die from it.
druggies

Chambersburg, PA

#57 Jun 17, 2009
Yeah they did. The only thing that'll get a druggies attention is a big fat OUCH....like, 10 or 15 years in prison is probably perfect....might save their lives....might not.
I know after they sit for a few years they MIGHT think twice about going back to it.
Look, these druggies, they'll sell to 7 yr. old's if they can.
Ain't got no morals, druggies, they'll prostitute themselves, stick needles under their toenails, spread HIV around, dump dead druggies at hospitals and drive away, lie, cheat, steal, rob, kill, you name it, they'll do it.
Only thing future druggies should remember is this term....
"ongoing investigation" haha, but they're so wrapped up in themselves there'll be another bust, just you wait and see.
Brad

Dover, PA

#58 Jun 17, 2009
I guess many of you dont know about addiction or how powerfull this drug is. I got hooked on Herion when I was 16 and I spent 2 years of my life in State prison for it.I did over 1 year of intensive treatment while i was in there and started useing again a few months after I got out. I knew people in every drug bust that happened this year. Herion is a drug that changes your life forever even when you want to do the right thing. I guess you dont really understand how hard it is until you have been through it.My parents did everything possible they could do but its only up to yourself if you want to stop,not re-hab or prison.
Kenny H

Chambersburg, PA

#59 Jun 17, 2009
had to know too wrote:
<quoted text>
the term
"communication facility" means a public or private
instrumentality used or useful in the transmission of signs,
signals, writing, images, sounds, data or intelligence of any
nature transmitted in whole or in part, including, but not
limited to, telephone, wire, radio, electromagnetic,
photoelectronic or photo-optical systems or the mail.
Clear as a bell right?!
The charge criminal use of a communication facility is when a criminal utilizes a communication device such as a cell phone, computer, fax, or other communication device to help them complete the indicated crime. In this case I would assume the bad guys used a cell phone to set up the drug deals.
PR hush up

Middletown, PA

#60 Jun 17, 2009
19 years wrote:
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I couldn't agree more. Rehabilitation is what they need, not wasting their lives in jail because of an addiction.
Unles THEY want rehibilitation and unless THEY want to change--forcing/making them to go through rehabilitation won't do anything except waste tax payers money.
Kipper

Chambersburg, PA

#61 Jun 17, 2009
Brad wrote:
I guess many of you dont know about addiction or how powerfull this drug is. I got hooked on Herion when I was 16 and I spent 2 years of my life in State prison for it.I did over 1 year of intensive treatment while i was in there and started useing again a few months after I got out. I knew people in every drug bust that happened this year. Herion is a drug that changes your life forever even when you want to do the right thing. I guess you dont really understand how hard it is until you have been through it.My parents did everything possible they could do but its only up to yourself if you want to stop,not re-hab or prison.
That just means that at 16 yoa you made the wrong choice. Maybe if the 16 year olds of today see that their older friends are going to jail for 10-15 years they will never try heroin thereby avoiding the addiction factor.
Cast the first stone

Scranton, PA

#62 Jun 17, 2009
A fool takes no pleasure in understanding.
But only in expressing personal opinion!
A fool thinks their own way is right,
but the wise listen to advise.

Since: May 09

McSherrystown

#63 Jun 17, 2009
Great Job Littlestown drug force. I hope these people get rehab not jail time. we need to fix the problem not put a bandaid in it.

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