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Craig Stedman, District Attorney
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.
Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman announced Thursday recent happenings in the unsolved murder of Lindy Sue Biechler, found killed in her Manor Township home in 1975.
Biechler was 19 when she was stabbed to death in her Kloss Drive apartment. She was stabbed multiple times on Dec. 5, 1975, after returning to her home from a grocery store.
A group of Lancaster County School Resource Officers and school administrators recently gathered to discuss threat assessment, what prompts students to perpetrate targeted violence, and how to reach students who might be in turmoil.
Deb McCoy, a Student Assistance Program Coordinator for CompassMark, led the conference at CompassMark’s new facility on Santa Barbara Drive.
McCoy presented reports from federal agencies that incorporated prior acts of targeted violence.
An editorial from the Lancaster County District Attorney's Office:
A prosecutor’s mission is to protect the community, and that protection duty extends to providing offenders the means and opportunity to rehabilitate and move past their crime(s).
In many instances, that opportunity comes in the form of a diversion program: a second chance prosecution path that involves a tailor-designed set of requirements for the offender.
Changes are likely pending for probation and parole procedures in Pennsylvania.
How transformative those changes are depends on how legislators vote on bills that address supervision terms and when they should end, treatment programs as part of supervision, and funding sources.
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