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  • Are you carrying someone else's prescription drugs?
    Are you carrying someone else's prescription drugs?

    There are strict rules governing the use of prescription drugs. In large part, the strictness stems from the potential of abuse. After all, many prescription drugs are in demand and/or addictive . In ...

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  • Pennsylvania's drug offenders need treatment, not incarceration
    Pennsylvania's drug offenders need treatment, not incarceration

    If you are among those who have spent time behind bars in Pennsylvania, then you probably know that many of those currently calling the state’s jails and prisons home are there because they committed ...

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  • Probable Cause is Required to Conduct a Canine Sniff of a Person In Pennsylvania
    Probable Cause is Required to Conduct a Canine Sniff of a Person In Pennsylvania

    A DRUG DOG SNIFF OF PERSON REQUIRES PROBABLE CAUSE, MORE THAN JUST REASONABLE SUSPICION. A canine sniff test by a trained drug detection dog does not constitute a search under the Fourth Amendment, ...

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  • Warrantless Search of Auto in PA Now Permitted
    Warrantless Search of Auto in PA Now Permitted

    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court determines that an auto search no longer requires probable cause and warrant or exigent circumstances. Only probable cause is needed. On April 29, 2013, the Pennsylvania ...

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  • Exception to the Warrant Requirement- Police
    Exception to the Warrant Requirement- Police "Inventory" Searches

    Police inventory search is an exception to the warrant requirement . A "care-taking" administrative function. Not done to uncover criminal activity . In Commonwealth v. Gatlos, 2013 Pa. Super. LEXIS ...

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  • Spice and Bath Salts, Two Chemical Compounds likely to be Outlawed
    Spice and Bath Salts, Two Chemical Compounds likely to be Outlawed

    States are increasingly addressing the issue of manufactured drugs that remain legal in many areas, are easy for teens to obtain, and produce highs similar to that of marijuana and stimulants. They ...

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