In Pennsylvania, the "war of drugs" continues to be waged with many of those charged being people who suffer from addiction and in need of treatment. Drug crimes can include possession with the intent to deliver (PWID), simple possession of marijuana, heroin, cocaine or other controlled substances, and drug paraphernalia, like pipes, bongs, and even Ziploc® baggies.

"Tim was recommended by another lawyer, and I'm really really glad he was.  Tim and his assistant (Angelina) treated me with the utmost respect, not like a criminal.  The result was unbelievably no jail, but the completion of an ARD program. I would highly recommend Tim George for a criminal case."  S.R. (Drug Crime) February 2013

Accused (or about to be arrested)? You need help now. The penalties can wreck your ability to get and maintain employment, suspend your driver's license, blemish you with a permanent criminal record, and take away your freedom. Need answers now? You've come to the right place.   

"I full-heartedly recommend Tim George. He got the results that I wanted both times that he defended me." James G. (Drug Crimes) May 2013

Drug Cases We Defend 


Cocaine, Heroin, Marijuana, K2, "molly" & prescription pills



Prescription Fraud

Pharmacy Act Violations

Why Your Lawyer Can Make A Difference

Your ability to defend drug allegations depends upon your success identifying possible defenses. Were the police justified when stopping your car, searching your home or business, or your belongings? Your understanding of all of these factors is essential to preparing your defense. And what lawyer you choose is a critical first step in what can be a difficult fight for your freedom and your future.

About Us

For more than two decades, we have defended people accused of drug offenses. We work to remain ahead of changes in the law and the sentencing code to ensure that we provide you with the best defense possible and the best results available. The Erie drug crimes lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C.,bring a unique and extensive background to bear on the problems you face.

◊ Former assistant district attorney

◊ Former U.S. Amy trial counsel in Iraq

◊ Rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell for highest ethics and legal ability based upon reviews by judges and other lawyers

◊ Rated 10.0-Superb by based upon our experience and endorsements by other lawyers

◊ Awarded Client's Choice Award by based upon the number of favorable reviews by other lawyers and clients

Let's Get Started

Call today to get started to discuss your drug charges. (814) 580-5017 or complete the quick contact form , or use the "live chat" service. We'll let you know how we can help.