February 4, 1992 |
In Southern California, where he spent the last eight years, nobody suspected a thing about the pleasant, mustachioed sandwich shop owner named Michael Stainton. Or if they did, they aren't saying. He was simply the SUBMAN - as he called himself on the license plate of his car: He owned eight Subway sandwich shop franchises throughout the years, was married with two children, lived in a half-million-dollar house in a gated community in the town of Saugus. And so on Jan. 3, when federal marshals - acting on an anonymous phone call - spoiled the opening day of yet another Subway sandwich shop by busting Michael Stainton right there in front of the store on Old Road in Newhall, it came as a bit of a shock to his family and friends.
February 21, 1991 |
Bensalem Township police seized 5.3 pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of $144,000 after spotting the drugs in a house while responding to an armed-robbery call. At 9:50 a.m. Saturday, police went to 1025 Oldham Ave., where Diane Hallowell-Seri, 33, the homeowner, told police that two men, one of whom was armed, forced their way into the home, pistol-whipped a house guest, Jacqueline Dennis, 28, and forced her to open an upstairs safe, according to Capt. Jack Robinson.
September 14, 1989 |
A 50-year-old Bensalem man who pleaded guilty to being involved in three sales of methamphetamine to an undercover police officer was sentenced in Bucks County Court to 11 1/2 to 23 months in county prison. However, President Judge Isaac S. Garb immediately paroled Donald G. Johnstone because he had already served the minimum time in jail. Johnstone, of the Quaker Ridge Apartments on Knights Road in Bensalem, was one of three men arrested in an undercover operation run by Bensalem and state police.
December 13, 1996 |
A Bethlehem man with convictions in Montgomery and Bucks Counties for drug-related activity was arrested earlier this week after investigators found a package containing more than two pounds of methamphetamine taped near the engine of his car. "This is a serious amount of methamphetamine," Bruce L. Castor Jr., first assistant district attorney in Montgomery County, said yesterday. Castor said the man, William P. Cosgrove, 39, had been identified by his department as a suspected drug dealer, and he estimated the methamphetamine's value at $50,000.
September 26, 1991 |
Bensalem Township police charged a man and a woman with intent to deliver methamphetamine last week after they raided the couple's Bristol Township room and said they seized $70,000 in cash, drug paraphernalia and an unspecified amount of the drug. Bensalem police said Loren "Pete" Campbell, 54, and Ann Woodward, 34, also known as Marie Baber, both of the Bridge Point Inn, 2200 Newportville Rd., were arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking in Lower Bucks County.
January 11, 1990 |
Eight people have been accused by a federal grand jury of manufacturing methamphetamine in what officials said was a tri-state operation that used four clandestine rural laboratories and a series of rented storage lockers. Mary Vaira, a spokeswoman for the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, which conducted the investigation with the Pennsylvania State Police, said the operation was "quite extensive, dealing in multi-pound quantities" of the drug and about a half-million dollars in sales.
December 15, 2000 |
Chris Antley had cuts and bruises when he was found dead in his home, and drugs were discovered in another room, according to police reports released yesterday in Pasadena, Calif. The two-time Kentucky Derby winner was found dead Dec. 2 with severe head trauma, triggering a homicide investigation that so far police have said little about. An autopsy on the 34-year-old jockey was inconclusive. Further tests are expected to be available in January. The head trauma has yet to be explained by police or the coroner.
October 5, 1993 |
A former Philadelphia police officer yesterday was jailed for 30 years without chance of parole for selling one pound of the drug methamphetamine, for $9,500, to an informant who was working with the Pennsylvania State Police. The punishment for Walter T. Kates, 43, was "devastatingly stiff," U.S. District Judge Robert S. Gawthrop III noted, because Kates had two prior drug convictions from 1986 and therefore was deemed by law to be a "career offender. " As a career offender, Kates' "enhanced" sentencing guidelines required a prison term in the range of 30 years to life.
June 20, 1991 |
After the explosion, the burns and the scars, Patrick Swint's self-esteem "went from about zero to below," his attorney said in county court this week. To boost that sense of self-worth, Swint of Drexel Hill took prescription drugs. Then he turned to nonprescription drugs. Then he started dealing drugs. Taking and selling drugs gave Swint a sense of importance that had been missing since he was seriously hurt in an October 1983 accident, when a truck hauling gasoline exploded, killing two people, said Swint's attorney, Douglas L. Smith.