A trooper from the Pennsylvania State Police in Franklin filed an unusual report. On Sunday, the 15th of May, an unnamed 34-year-old woman was discovered behind the baptist church on Poverty Hill Road; she was suspected of being under the influence of an unknown drug while speaking gibberish and attempting to summon demons. After multiple refusals to identify herself and using vulgarities toward the officer she was arrested for disorderly conduct and allowed to sober up in jail.
PennDOT has announced the closure of Scott’s Crossing Road in Columbus Township, Warren County due to flood damage. The closure impacts a stretch of road from the intersections with Route 6 to Route 426 as PennDOT road crews work to replace a culvert that was dislodged by floodwater over the weekend. Only local traffic is allowed until work is completed on the project; through traffic must use a detour.
A report from the Office of Pennsylvania’s Attorney General, Josh Shapiro, says fentanyl has become the dominant opioid peddled by drug rings in the commonwealth. According to Shapiro, law enforcement had already seized more fentanyl in the first quarter of 2022 than it did the entirety of last year. The AG’s report also finds that overdose deaths increased in 2020 and 2021 in part due to fentanyl which is cheaper and far more potent than other opium derivatives. The entire report is available to the public and published online.