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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: March 20, 2014

Authorities issue warning about deadly street drug, Fentanyl
District Attorney Jack Whelan, Marcus Hook Police Chief John Ireland and the Delaware County Medical Examiner Dr. Fredric Hellman have issued a warning regarding Fentanyl, a deadly, synthetic opioid narcotic that has claimed the life of a Delaware County woman.

Delaware County Medical Examiner Dr. Fredric Hellman said toxicology results returned on March 19 indicated that the recent death of a 30-year-old Marcus Hook woman was the result of the intravenous administration of pure Fentanyl. The name on the packet is “Black Dahlia,” and the substance was packaged in a blue glassine packet with red lettering. According to Dr. Hellman, this is the first case in 2014 involving a death from pure Fentanyl. Fentanyl can come in the form of powder, pill or patch and has been known to be snorted or injected into the bloodstream. Authorities are warning the community that the use of this lethal drug will result in death.

“These drugs are manufactured in clandestine labs by criminals, and every single packet has the potential to kill the user,” warned District Attorney Jack Whelan. “Those who believe they are purchasing heroin end up with a much more dangerous drug that is 100 percent pure and, when ingested, rapidly shuts down the central drive for breathing, resulting in death.”

The Delaware County Heroin Task Force continues its efforts to educate and prevent the use of heroin and abuse of prescription drugs. “We are moving forward on many fronts to combat the heroin epidemic that has plagued Delaware County,” said District Attorney Jack Whelan, chairman of the Heroin Task Force. “We are determined to do everything possible to protect our children, our families and our communities from the devastating effects of drug addiction.” For more information visit the Heroin Task Force website at www.co.delaware.pa.us.


Bucks County District Attorney’s Office Heroin Initiative

da-poster-228x300Based on statistics and experience, we have noted that more young people in our area are experimenting with opiates and more specifically Heroin. The face of heroin use has changed dramatically. It affects all races, all socio-economic classes, both sexes, and the inner city and suburbs equally and all have been tragically impacted. It has also resulted in an increasing number of overdose deaths. In response to the growing Heroin epidemic in our area we plan to aggressively pursue prosecutions related to the Distribution of Heroin and Deliveries of Heroin that result in death. In order to further this objective, we are deploying an Initiative to include several proactive steps.

Please let the District Attorney’s office know of any drug activity in your area. We have also instituted a Drug Tip Line in three formats. The contact numbers are:

Text: Tip411 (847411) (include the word BUCKSDRUGTIPS in the message body, as well as the tip)

Phone: 215-345-DRUG

Email: Email to Drug Tips


ATTENTION!!!

The Lower Makefield Township Police Department reminds residents to remove valuables from their vehicles and lock vehicle doors.  Remember to KEEP IT LOCKED when warming in the morning.  Some area vehicles have been stolen while warming in the residents driveway.


POT HOLE INFORMATION

To report pot holes: PennDOT 800-FIX-ROAD (800-349-7623)for the following roads:

    • Big Oak Rd
    • Dolington Rd
    • Heacock Rd
    • Langhorne-Yardley Rd
    • Lindenhurst Rd
    • Mirror Lake Rd
    • Newtown-Washington Crossing Rd. (Rt 532)
    • Newtown-Yardley Rd  (Rt 332)
    • Oxford Valley Rd  (Rt 1 to Heacock)
    • Pine Grove Rd
    • Reading Ave (RR tunnel to Main)
    • River Rd (Rt 32)
    • Stony Hill Rd
    • Taylorsville Rd (North Main)
    • Yardley-Morrisville Rd (South Main)

All other Township Roads call Public Works: 267-274-1130


Stay Informed

To stay informed, you can receive alerts to your cell phone or email by registering at Bucks Ready Notify PA. Are you and your family ready?

ReadyNotifyPA is a communication system set up to enable Counties, Townships and Boroughs, to notify their residents of important or emergency related messages.  For many years LowerMakefieldTownship has been part of this system.

Residents can set up their account to receive important messages from one or dozens of municipalities, school districts and other public agencies.  These can also include receiving traffic notices put out by PennDOT, the PA State Police, and others.

When extreme events are occurring, residents can be called to receive Voice messages (reverse 911 or robo call) from the sending agency.  These will generally be made to hard line phones within the phone companies 911 ID system.  These numbers will be called without the resident already signing up for the ReadyNotify service.  However, if residents ONLY have cell phones or ‘cable system’ phones, you will not automatically receive these types of Voice messages.  Those residents will have to sign up for ReadyNotifyPA and place your cell phone, or non-hard-wired phones numbers into the ‘Lower Makefield Voice’ category to receive Voice messages from LMT when that system is used.

We encourage ALL residents to sign up for this service.  Please go to https://bucks.alertpa.org/  and sign up today.


Soliciting

Title 147 Peddling and Soliciting – Also known as the “Solicitation Ordinance” of Lower Makefield Township states that a license is required and no person shall engage in soliciting or peddling in the Township of Lower Makefield without first having been granted a license as herein provided.

For a complete listing of the ordinance go to www.lmt.org, move your cursor over “Township Information” and then click on “Code Book”.

Below is a SAMPLE picture of the permit (for profit and Non-Profit) that is issued by the police department, after a background check has been conducted on the applicant(s). The ‘for profit’ permit will have a facial photo of the individual and information relating to the applicant’s vehicle on the back, if one is used for the purpose of soliciting in Lower Makefield Township.

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Non-Profit Solicitor Example

For-Profit Solicitor Example