Five individuals battling mental illness found support and a path to recovery in a Lancaster County specialty court after being charged with crimes.
Four women and a man graduated Wednesday from Mental Health Court, earning certificates and reductions or expungements of their criminal charges.
They each entered the four-phase program after establishing their mental-health struggles played roles in their offenses.
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K-9 Bear, a chocolate Lab who works with the Lancaster County Drug Task Force, just wrapped his busiest year ever as a narcotics detection dog.
Bear has been working with the Drug Task Force since December 2017 under the care and guidance of handler, Detective Anthony Lombardo.
Protecting and serving the public are ever-evolving assignments for police officers trained to adapt with trending behaviors and perpetrator habits.
The outbreak of opioid addiction has prompted police officers across Lancaster County – and elsewhere – to spring into action when a dispatch leads to an individual who has overdosed.
Lancaster County Campaign Against Sexual Exploitation of Children (CASE) recently launched a new look online while also unveiling a revamped window display at the front of Lancaster County’s Government Center.
The window display fits CASE’s mission of raising public awareness about how often children become victims of sexual abuse and what can be done to protect our youth.
One windowpane reads:
The drug trafficking landscape is always evolving, as many drug dealers respond like legitimate entrepreneurs to supply and demand trends to maximize their profits.
The Lancaster County Drug Task Force tracks that changing climate while also paying attention to what persons facing addiction are using and seeking out on the streets.
The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office is distributing its last remaining prescription medication lockboxes – a giveaway initiative aimed at educating residents and raising awareness of prescription drug abuse.
Sarah Fritz, community outreach coordinator for the DA’s Office, has only a few lockboxes left, three years after she launched the project to prevent thefts while starting community conversations.
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