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Toll Free: 1-800-287-0614
Ford City
312 Ford St.
Ford City, PA 16226-1212
Tel: 724-763-3222
FAX: 724-763-9788
Staff: Abigail Major (Chief of Staff),
Marissa DeLorenzo,

Hours: Mon- Wed and Fri 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Thurs. 12 pm - 7 pm.

Sarver Office
612 South Pike Road #106
Sarver, PA 16055
Phone: (724) 295-2200
Fax: (724) 295-2322  

Staff: Zachary Reigh,
Marcia Fox

Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.    

Capitol Office
216 Ryan Office Building
PO Box 202060
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2060
Tel: 717-783-5327
Fax: 717-260-6511
Staff: Erica Godsey, 
The Honorable Jeff Pyle,
Pyle Tapped to Chair House Task Force on Drugs and Law Enforcement
State Rep. Jeff Pyle (R-Armstrong and Indiana Counties) today announced that he was asked and has accepted the chairmanship of the House Task Force on Drugs and Law Enforcement.
“I am honored to have been asked to chair this task force,” Pyle said. “I intend to use this position to identify solutions to the many bottlenecks hindering law enforcement, prosecutorial and rehabilitation organizations from fighting the war on illegal drug traffic now being waged in all Pennsylvania communities.”
Pyle said he intends to hold hearings throughout the state. The task force’s mission is to identify choke points encountered by district attorneys, police departments and drug task forces. It is the mission of the Task Force to identify legislative solutions to these problems.
Pyle said he will also use his new position to fight for a western drug analysis laboratory. 
Pyle noted the need, after a recent incident in his district, for a certified testing center to analyze blood samples from motorists suspected of driving under the influence of drugs. Suspected drunk drivers can be blood-tested immediately in any hospital emergency room, and police can charge the person on the spot, but for suspected drug-impaired motorists who’ve been pulled over, the blood sample has to be analyzed in Montgomery County – more than 300 miles from Pyle’s district.
The lag time in sending, analyzing and waiting to receive the sample results often goes beyond the maximum allowable holding time of the suspected motorist and thus law enforcement (usually state troopers and/or local police) in most instances would have to release the suspects.
“Too often, a suspected drugged motorist will get back on our highways while again using drugs and endanger more innocent motorists,” Pyle said. “A western analysis center would solve this problem and give our communities a much better degree of safety. With Pittsburgh’s medical facilities so close, why couldn’t we do it?”
Pyle also said his legislation to hold drug dealers whose trade results in the death of the user will be considered as part of the hearings. Pyle said his legislation from last session, House Bill 1704, is not dead.
“When a bill passes the House 194-0 and is supported by the statewide District Attorneys Association, Attorney General Tom Corbett and the Safe PA Coalition, it can’t be allowed to lie dormant,” Pyle said. “I have not forgotten the tears of the mothers of those who have died from drug overdose nor the need to give our DAs a better tool to prosecute the dealers. I want those who deal drugs to know we will catch them, prosecute them and put them in jail, period. There can be no other way.”
Rep. Jeff Pyle
60th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
(800) 287-0614
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