Man waives hearings on heroin charges

Man waives hearings on heroin charges

There are 7 comments on the Public Opinion story from Mar 24, 2009, titled Man waives hearings on heroin charges. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

The Brooklyn man accused of bringing heroin from New York for distribution in southern Franklin County gave up his right to hearings on drug charges Tuesday.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Public Opinion.

poorboy

Carlisle, PA

#1 Mar 25, 2009
ho dumb of me, but i din't no it was illegal to use a cell phone to make a drug deal??? wonder how time he will get just for that alone?????
its me

Westminster, MD

#2 Mar 25, 2009
since when is heroin just a big problem now...its been a problem for the last 6 years especially in Waynesboro..not shocking!! If the task force worried more about the hard drugs heroin, cocaine, pcp and such instead of worrying about the weed..this county would be better off!!
Yep

Newville, PA

#3 Mar 25, 2009
its me wrote:
since when is heroin just a big problem now...its been a problem for the last 6 years especially in Waynesboro..not shocking!! If the task force worried more about the hard drugs heroin, cocaine, pcp and such instead of worrying about the weed..this county would be better off!!
There is no difference in any you mentioned, they are all illegal. Do the crime spend the time. Trouble is they make more money selling drugs than most people make in their lifetime and when they get caught they spend very little time in jail. Then backout selling again.
wondering

Mountainside, NJ

#4 Mar 25, 2009
could someone enlighten me as to when and who passed the law regarding the illegal use of a communication device relating to drug charges?

i was looking for it in the PA code and couldn't find it. no luck with google either. i would like to relate it to a school essay i am working on.
Amy

United States

#5 Mar 25, 2009
wondering wrote:
could someone enlighten me as to when and who passed the law regarding the illegal use of a communication device relating to drug charges?
i was looking for it in the PA code and couldn't find it. no luck with google either. i would like to relate it to a school essay i am working on.
I'm not sure by who or when exactly it was passed, but I do know that 6-7 years ago a person I knew of was charged with the same thing. So it's at least been since then.
WhatISay

Manahawkin, NJ

#6 Mar 25, 2009
Yep wrote:
<quoted text>
There is no difference in any you mentioned, they are all illegal. Do the crime spend the time. Trouble is they make more money selling drugs than most people make in their lifetime and when they get caught they spend very little time in jail. Then backout selling again.
The problem can't be solved by more law enforcement, stronger interdiction, etc, because those are the very things that CAUSE the problem. To whatever extent the effort actually does interdict the flow of drugs, the price of the drugs here increases, which increases the incentive to smuggle and sell drugs, to accept or give bribes, to murder competitors (or worse, law enforcers), etc. Its a losing proposition, where every dollar spent to impede the trade ends up, instead, increasing the profits to successful narcotraffickers....while the unsuccessful ones fill our prisons, at continued, perpetual expense to us.

Prohibition creates the profitable black market from which ALL these problems arise. And Prohibition doesn't really stop drug use (its ONLY stated objective) anyway. People who are not deterred from using drugs by the certainty of health damage, and substantial risk of death are also not deterred, surprise, surprise, by the more remote and uncertain risk of arrest, prosecution and jail.

It would be a crying shame if the United States can't get its puritanical head out of the sand, and end prohibition, before we find a failed state FAR more dangerous to us than Afghanistan or Iraq right on our southern border.
Lost

Chambersburg, PA

#7 Mar 25, 2009
Telephones as facilitators of drug dealing
A research agenda
Journal European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research
Publisher Springer Netherlands
ISSN 0928-1371 (Print) 1572-9869 (Online)
Issue Volume 3, Number 3 / September, 1995
DOI 10.1007/BF02242934
Pages 137-153
Subject Collection Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
SpringerLink Date Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Franklin County Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News 3 men convicted of assaulting disabled teenager... Jul 1 ponder575 2
News Walbridge apparently out in Malone Town Council... (Nov '15) Jun 27 kand8956 2
News Franklin County youth advocate program employee... (Jan '14) Mar '16 yournobody 129
News Franklin County Legislature backs medical marij... (Mar '15) Mar '15 Dlj 1
News Franklin County building new nursing home (Oct '10) Aug '14 call ur bluff 74
News Authorities arrest 10 in Northern New York drug... (Jul '14) Jul '14 lost cause 6
News Franklin County DA says hea ll force Malone hig... (Jun '14) Jun '14 I think 8
More from around the web