Drug bust nets charges against 48

Apr 27, 2007 Full story: Centre Daily Times 18

“The only way that we can remove drugs and drug-related violence from our city streets is for the community to come together and take a unified stand against this type of crime”

ALTOONA -- Charges were filed Friday against 48 suspected drug dealers with 26 -- including two from Port Matilda -- being arrested by agents from the Attorney General's Bureau of Narcotics Investigation in Blair County.

Lanny and Eunice Prisk, both of 100 Cherry Lane, Port Matilda were arrested Friday along with two people from Tyrone.

Three others from Tyrone were charged but were among those still being sought by authorities Friday afternoon, according to the attorney general's office. Read more

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Sharon

Penfield, PA

#1 Apr 29, 2007
It's very sad to see the decline in our city. The town officials have let this happen by allowing drug rehabilitation facilities into our area, and now they want us to come together in a unified stand. I think it's very unfair of them to expect us to clean up their mistakes. It's time they do their jobs and clean up their own mess. We need to protect ourselves from all the problems they've created. I'm seriously considering moving to another town.
Sharon

Penfield, PA

#2 Apr 29, 2007
It's very sad to see the decline in our city. The town officials have let this happen by allowing drug rehabilitation facilities into our area, and now they want us to come together in a unified stand. I think it's very unfair of them to expect us to clean up their mistakes. It's time they do their jobs and clean up their own mess. We need to protect ourselves from all the problems they've created. I'm seriously considering moving to another town.
Keisha

Pittsburgh, PA

#3 Oct 1, 2007
I hope that you'll prosecute them to the fullest. It's sad that half of these no good menn have children and make all this illegal money and don't take care of their children. I know one who is from Pittsburgh and he has several children that has been in this world without him cause the streets and his boys got him trapped. The fast life is the way he see's things and thats not fair to his children. He's a 33 year old man with no future and a drug life for a past. That is so sad. All this money he makes doing the wrong thing he can't even do something right by taking care of his kids.
tammy helsel

Altoona, PA

#4 Mar 28, 2008
sosad people are tolazy to go out and work they are out selling drugs to are kids out committing crimes to buy there drugs the law needs to be harder on these people like take them to the swamps tie them to a tree let the alligators take care of them that way we wontbe wasting are tax dollars onthese people being injailthey wontgetout to doit allover again hurt more people
Chad The Grooveman

Cape May Court House, NJ

#5 May 6, 2008
These are not bad people. They just come from a poor little crap town. The only bad people are the ones who are judging them. Making the law harder on these people is foolish. The war on drugs is the biggest waste of money that comes out of our taxes. You know why? Because it is not a war that can be won. WOW the DEA busted a few small time drug dealers, big deal. Tobacco and Alcohol are drugs that kill more than Coke, Crack, and Heroin combined each year. So why are the drug dealers any worse than your local beer distributer or tobacco store?
Tammy

Altoona, PA

#6 May 6, 2008
Chad The Grooveman wrote:
These are not bad people. They just come from a poor little crap town. The only bad people are the ones who are judging them. Making the law harder on these people is foolish. The war on drugs is the biggest waste of money that comes out of our taxes. You know why? Because it is not a war that can be won. WOW the DEA busted a few small time drug dealers, big deal. Tobacco and Alcohol are drugs that kill more than Coke, Crack, and Heroin combined each year. So why are the drug dealers any worse than your local beer distributer or tobacco store?
Out law beer not hurting me any Im just tired of paying for these drug dealers.Put them in jail we pay leave them on the streets our children pay.
Chad The Grooveman

Cape May Court House, NJ

#7 May 7, 2008
First off you will pay regardless, from the 20 billion dollars the government taxes America each year, for the wasteful war on drugs. It is a federal tax not a local tax. Second, If you are so concerned about your children, then why do you allow them to roam the drug filled streets? Do you let your kids play with guns too? Face the fact; Drugs are all over, you will never escape it. I saw more drugs aboard a Navy Carrier, than I did in a booming night in a college filled town. Raise them how you want, I can not care less, but they are no better than the junkies you are sick of paying for. Blame the U.S.A. for the tax, not the junkie.
smarter than you

Milan, IL

#8 Sep 19, 2008
First of all we don't have allegators in PA as far as I know second you need to proof ready this and learn to use spaces and not run words together. Your last sentence is so jacked up it doesn't make sense!
tammy helsel wrote:
sosad people are tolazy to go out and work they are out selling drugs to are kids out committing crimes to buy there drugs the law needs to be harder on these people like take them to the swamps tie them to a tree let the alligators take care of them that way we wontbe wasting are tax dollars onthese people being injailthey wontgetout to doit allover again hurt more people
brenda

Altoona, PA

#9 Apr 24, 2009
sharon, i hope u move to another town the drugs will be there too. Philipsburg's kids need drug rehab there are alot of addicts living amongst us.I would rather have a rehabilitated addict living next to me than a current user.Some peoples children die in car accidents from drinking and driving others od.
smarter than smarter than

Cranbury, NJ

#10 Apr 24, 2009
what's an "allegator" ?
cole

Altoona, PA

#11 Apr 25, 2009
wake up, you are comparing junkies to alcoholics and smokers?? The difference is, hippie from state college, that drunks dont usually burglarize homes for their next beer. Smokers dont leave their babies at home unattended to get their next fix. apples and oranges. junkies are junkies by choice, doesnt mean i have to feel sorry for them or sympathize for their reasoning. get them help if they want it. it was their decision to start anyway. but quit fighting the war on drugs?? are you crazy? or are you just an addict? you cant escape it, you cant move from it, but that doesnt mean i have to accept it. It is the law, accept that.
girlpwr26

Yorktown, VA

#12 Nov 8, 2009
Sorry Gooveman. You must be very young and really don't know anyone that has been affected by drugs of any kind. I may be wrong about this, but it sounds as if you have no idea what types of people can be affected by drugs. I grew up in Tyrone, and the drugs were there then too, but not the same kind of drugs that are more prevalent today. I now live in a very nice area in VA, we've been lucky, the jobless rate where we live is much lower than some areas just down the highway from us. There have been drug busts in the high schools many times. Here heroin is big, kids here unfortunately can afford it. Living in an area where the unemployment rate is high and there aren't as many opportunites for children in the community may be a factor, but I agree that the community needs to get involved too. Parents need to get involved, and if there is any sign of anything going on, they need to step in and intervene.It starts at home.
Scooter

Robesonia, PA

#13 Nov 19, 2009
In my opinion, the the biggest problem with the war on drugs is the "drug task force". These glory hounds are letting the small timers go in order to get to the big dealers. What they fail to see is that while they are going after the big guys, there are more people getting hooked. They need to nail everyone from the smallest to the largest to get the point across.
Pete Reeves

Altoona, PA

#14 Dec 1, 2009
It is a absolute fact that alcohol and cigarettes kills ten times more than heroin and cocaine combined! Actually more then ten times. And how many people died from smoking pot? Come on do-gooders, how many people died from pot??
You people want me to fully be like you, think like you, believe the same bs, me on the other hand does not care what or how you want to live YOUR lives. My body, my business. And forget your stereotypes! I work every single day and would not steal a dime. As for gun-crimes, anyone who uses a gun needs to go to prison FOR LIFE. And all murderers need to get one appeal and PUBLICLY executed within 90 days of their crimes. So, who's conservative, you or me?
Prohibition on drugs IS what causes the problems and extracurricular crimes. As for the drug rehabs, thank God for them (some definitely need it.) As for you who deride rehabs and blame them for your troubles, that's weak. That's like blaming a Bank for building a branch in a Bank Robber's neighborhood. Besides, Altoona is part of America too, and any and all Americans may pass thru this town. "Not in my town," this is my town too.
Pete Reeves
Ehav

Philipsburg, PA

#15 Dec 11, 2009
The obvious is the rehab centers. They did magnify the drug problem, X75%.
jake cooler

Virginia Beach, VA

#16 Sep 24, 2011
Pete reeves killed it legalize marijuana I smoked it working 7 days a week 8 to 12 hour days for 9you months then I get fired cuz I failed a drug test when I did my job better than any supervisor could I trained everyone coming through why... cuz I took pride in my job and I worked at ppg tipton supplying america germany japan and korea with flawless windows I made and inspected and u smoke marijuana every day but... what kinda tree did Washington cut down not a cherry tree that's what the government wants you to know lies he cut down a hemp tree aka marijuanaI which he made the canoe to cross the Potomac river cherry wood don't float its to solid no oxygen pores our history is based on hemp and marijuana like which one of you knows the declaration of independence was written on hemp paper... whoever didn't know that's wrapped up in their own ignorant mind I smoke weed I got 1 speeding ticket on my record I hate murderers rapist woman beaters child molesters which is probably your preacher at church all of you are talking all this crap and don't know jack about my side of history like ben franklin dropped out I think 6th grade if that most important man in history smoked weed did you know that? How bout George Washington And Thomas jefferson grew marijuana im done I could go for days but closed minds like yours are a waste of time
Cam

Altoona, PA

#17 Feb 14, 2012
Sharon wrote:
It's very sad to see the decline in our city. The town officials have let this happen by allowing drug rehabilitation facilities into our area, and now they want us to come together in a unified stand. I think it's very unfair of them to expect us to clean up their mistakes. It's time they do their jobs and clean up their own mess. We need to protect ourselves from all the problems they've created. I'm seriously considering moving to another town.
First off Dug addiction is a disease and I dont think that not having rehabs in our area is going to lesson the amount of drug abuse..If anything they have helped! And do you really think that other towns dont have the same problem? People dont just wake up one day and say Hey I think I will be a drug addict, it dont work that way, so before you blame anyone, and say that we shouldnt have rehabs, well you better get some more information on drug abuse!
Cam

Altoona, PA

#18 Feb 14, 2012
cole wrote:
wake up, you are comparing junkies to alcoholics and smokers?? The difference is, hippie from state college, that drunks dont usually burglarize homes for their next beer. Smokers dont leave their babies at home unattended to get their next fix. apples and oranges. junkies are junkies by choice, doesnt mean i have to feel sorry for them or sympathize for their reasoning. get them help if they want it. it was their decision to start anyway. but quit fighting the war on drugs?? are you crazy? or are you just an addict? you cant escape it, you cant move from it, but that doesnt mean i have to accept it. It is the law, acceptthat.
WOW what planet do you live on? before you judge people for being drug addicts, maybe you should look up information on drug abuse, No one choices to be a Junkie just like no one choices to be an alcoholic they r a disease. And yes people do rob places for alcohol and smokes, I dont know what world your living in or is it that you are just a spoiled brat from hollidaysburg, see How that goes, I just judged you because your from hollidaysburg, so dont judge others before you get all the facts!! Drug addicts are people too!!!

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