City of Butler, PA
Butler County
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[Adopted 10-25-2012 by Ord. No. 1660]
Unless otherwise expressly stated, the following words and phrases shall be construed throughout this article to have the following meanings:
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, DRUG, DEVICE AND COSMETIC ACT
The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act, Act of April 14, 1972, P.L. 223, No. 64, 35 P.S. § 780-101 et seq., as amended from time to time.
CONVICTION
For the purposes of this article, a conviction includes a plea of guilty, nolo contendere, adjudication pursuant to the Juvenile Act, 42 P.S. § 6301 et seq., and any other participation in a diversionary program established under the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act[1] or Section 5902 of the Crimes Code.[2]
KNOWN DRUG USER, POSSESSOR OR SELLER
A person who:
A. 
Has, within the knowledge of the arresting officer, been convicted in any court within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania of possessing any drugs as set forth in the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act or substantially similar laws of any other state or the United States;
B. 
Displays physical characteristics of drug intoxication or usage, including, by way of example only, needle tracks; or
C. 
Possess or displays drug paraphernalia as defined in the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act.
KNOWN PROSTITUTE, PROMOTER OR PROVIDER OF PROSTITUTION
A person who has, within the knowledge of the arresting officer, been convicted in any court within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania of any act violating Section 5902 of the Crimes Code, Act of December 6, 1972, P.L. 1482, No. 334, § 1, as amended from time to time, prohibiting prostitution and its provision and solicitation.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 35 P.S. § 780-101 et seq.
[2]
Editor's Note: See 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 5902.
A. 
A person is guilty of drug-related loitering when he or she remains or wanders about in a public place and repeatedly beckons to, or repeatedly stops, or repeatedly attempts to stop or repeatedly attempts to engage passersby in conversation, or repeatedly stops or attempts to stop motor vehicles, or repeatedly interferes with the free passage of other persons with the intent to use, possess or sell a controlled substance in violation of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See 35 P.S. § 780-101 et seq.
B. 
Among the circumstances which may be considered in determining whether such intent is manifested are:
(1) 
Such person is a known drug user, possessor or seller, as defined in this chapter.
(2) 
Such person is at a location frequented by persons who use, possess or sell drugs or is by public repute known to be an area of unlawful drug use and trafficking.
(3) 
Such person behaves in such a manner as to rouse a reasonable suspicion that he or she is about to engage in or is then engaged in an unlawful drug-related activity, including, by way of example only, such person as a lookout.
(4) 
Such person repeatedly passes to or receives from a passerby, whether on foot, in a motor vehicle or on a bicycle, money or small objects in a secretive fashion.
(5) 
Such person hides or disposes of such money or small objects upon the appearance of a police officer.
A. 
A person is guilty of prostitution-related loitering if he or she remains or wanders about in a public place and repeatedly beckons to, or repeatedly stops, or repeatedly attempts to stop, or repeatedly attempts to engage passersby in conversation, or repeatedly stops or attempts to stop motor vehicles, or repeatedly interferes with the free passage of other persons with the intent to commit prostitution, or promote prostitution or patronize a prostitute in violation of Section 5902 of the Crimes Code.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 5902.
B. 
Among the circumstances which may be considered in determining whether such intent is manifested are:
(1) 
Such person is a known prostitute, promoters or providers as defined in this chapter.
(2) 
Such person is at a location frequented by prostitutes, promoters or providers of prostitution or is by public repute known to be an area of unlawful prostitution-related activity.
(3) 
Such person behaves in such a manner as to rouse a reasonable suspicion that he or she is about to engage in or is then engaged in an unlawful prostitution-related activity.
Any person who shall violate any of the provision of this article shall, upon summary conviction, be fined not less than $100 nor more than $600 and/or be imprisoned for a term not to exceed 90 days for each offense.