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May 9, 2019 – Rather than facing incarceration or accruing a criminal record for drug possession, Krasner’s office told Axios on HBO, the goal of a potential new policy — which his office said is not finalized, and does not currently have a timeline for being rolled out — would be to divert drug users to treatment programs or community service participation. Criminalizing drug possession, Krasner said, makes finding a job, buying a home, or receiving a loan for education harder than it needs to be for drug users. Possession of a small amount of heroin in Pennsylvania is currently punishable by a misdemeanor conviction, along with up to one year in jail and/or a fine of up to $5,000.

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