Steelton mulls lower pot penalties

Harrisburg

Steelton may lower penalties on people caught with small amounts of marijuana.

The borough council is considering a plan similar to one approved by Harrisburg last year. The city issues a $75 fine for the first two offenses, but a third-strike is still a misdemeanor charge.

“If we decriminalize some of it, we will not have a lot of people in jail for no reason,” Steelton councilor Keontay Hodge said. “It will keep people employed and we will be able to combat a lot of tax issues as well.”

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