In a press release sent out on May 4th, the Hazleton Police Department made it clear that responsible parties will be charged for drug related deaths.
Via the press release:
“I assure you we will vigorously pursue this investigation and anyone found to be involved in causing a drug induced death will be charged accordingly. “
The release went on to add the following:
"The responsible parties will be held responsible for the death of another."
The statements came shortly after a release stating that two deaths and three near deaths within 12 hours were attributed to heroin in the Hazleton Area.
Read that article here.