A RETIRED Norristown detective has been arrested for allegedly buying $17,000 worth of crystal meth that authorities believe he planned to resell, according to the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office.
In March, authorities received an anonymous tip that retired Norristown Police Detective Sgt. Jack Pennington, 66, was involved in drug trafficking, a news release said.
On Tuesday, county detectives conducted surveillance on Pennington and watched him pull into the Plymouth Meeting Mall about 4:30 p.m. in his 2006 Cadillac with a Fraternal Order of Police license plate, authorities said.
When his supplier arrived, Pennington went to the man's driver's-side window and leaned through, putting his arms in the vehicle, the news release said. Investigators moved in and found a paper bag with $6,961 in cash and three ounces of crystal meth worth $17,000, according to the news release.