Through the first five months of 2018, fatal overdoses in Westmoreland are down more than 40 percent, and coroners across the region are reporting similar decreases.
Jeannette police seized 57 marijuana plants from a house earlier this month and arrested the occupant.
Aaron Thomas Hopkins, 37, is being held in the Westmoreland County Prison on drug-related offenses.
Police reported in court papers that they searched the Bennett Avenue home on Friday and found Hopkins inside along with two marijuana grow rooms.
Inside the one room were 21 marijuana plans and three grow lights. Thirty-six plants were found in the second room along with three lights and a calendar which detailed maintenance and care of the plants, according to an affidavit.
2017 was the deadliest year Allegheny County has ever seen when it comes to drug overdoses.
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – Two Johnstown residents are facing charges after a drug bust in the Moxham area of Johnstown Thursday evening.
Taylor Simpson, 20, and Justin Schnapp, 21, have both been charged with manufacturing or possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to an affidavit, police set up an undercover buy for LSD with Schnapp Thursday.
According to police, Schnapp sold an undercover office LSD for $30 and he was subsequently arrested.
According to TheBlast.com, Redmond had meth and heroin on him when he was apprehended by police in Santa Monica on May 8 after stealing cash.
“Should there be time spent for participation in this? I just want you to feel shame,” one Republican lawmaker said
The heads of five major drug distribution companies downplayed their contribution to the opioid crisis on Tuesday whiletasked with investigating the epidemic spurred by abuse of opioids. Their testimony drew bipartisan wrath and one Republican suggested prison terms for some company officials.
Miami-Luken CEO Joseph Mastandrea told the House panel that his company played a role in the opioid crisis, but executives from the other four drug distributors demurred saying the responsibility lied with prescribers and pharmacists more than it did with distributors.