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Drug Deliveries Resulting in Death in Pa.


Last updated 9/24/2020 at 11:58am

Drug delivery resulting in death (DDRD) charges statewide have increased by 356 percent between 2015 and 2019.

In Pennsylvania, a DDRD charge is issued to a person who intentionally administers, dispenses, delivers, gives, prescribes, sells or distributes any controlled substance or counterfeit controlled substance, and another person dies as a result of using the substance.

The infographic above highlights key data and demographics about DDRD charges in Pennsylvania over the past five years.

According to Pa. court statistics, there were 22 DDRD charges filed in Blair County from 2015 thro...

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