October 20, 2010
Police in Montgomery County have charged a Blue Bell man with operating a methamphetamine laboratory out of his home. Francis Nolan, 45, of Belfry Drive, was arrested Saturday after Whitpain Township officers responded to the report of a domestic dispute at that address, police said. The call was placed by Nolan's elderly mother, according to authorities. Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said investigators, acting on a search warrant, seized methamphetamine, chemicals, glassware, burner plates, and other paraphernalia.
October 19, 2010 |
Police in Montgomery County have arrested a Blue Bell man and charged him with operating what officials said today was a home-based methamphetamine laboratory. Francis Nolan, 45, of the 500 block of Belfry Drive, Whitpain Township, was arrested on Saturday after Whitpain Township officers responded to a report of a domestic situation, police said today. Authorities evacuated the home and called in drug and laboratory specialists for Montgomery County and Pennsylvania State Police.
August 17, 2010
Villanova, Tennessee, Wake Forest, and UCLA will serve as the regional hosts for the 2010 NIT Season Tip-Off. The first-round pairings for the 16-team tournament were announced Monday. The first- and second-round games will be played Nov. 15-17 with the winners advancing to Madison Square Garden for the semifinals on Nov. 24. The championship game is Nov. 26. The North Regional will have Villanova hosting Marist and George Washington against Boston University. In the South Regional, Belmont will be at Tennessee while Missouri State faces Arkansas State.
August 25, 2009 |
Authorities said yesterday that they had smashed a major methamphetamine ring in the Philadelphia area, with charges filed against 40 people, and dealt a major blow to the Outlaws motorcycle gang. The 11-month investigation, code-named Operation Ice Breaker, grew of out a probe, Operation Mexican Ice, that targeted the meth pipeline between Mexico and the Philadelphia region, Attorney General Tom Corbett said at a news conference here. The three men arrested in that first wave, announced in June, were mid- or lower-level participants, Corbett said at the time.
July 22, 2009 |
Tampa Bay and Phoenix have completed a three-player trade with the Lightning sending right wing Radim Vrbata to the Coyotes for left wing Todd Fedoruk and defenseman David Hale. Fedoruk, 30, has played in 495 career games with the Flyers, Phoenix, the Minnesota Wild, Dallas Stars and Anaheim Ducks. He has scored 29 career goals and has 91 points. Hale, 28, has played in 263 NHL games with Phoenix, the Calgary Flames and the New Jersey Devils, recording three goals and 20 points.
July 16, 2009 |
Pointing out that driver Jeremy Mayfield has tested positive for methamphetamine again, NASCAR asked a federal judge in Charlotte, N.C., to reinstate his indefinite suspension. The positive result from a July 6 random test was included in a U.S. District Court filing yesterday that included an affidavit from Mayfield's stepmother, who claimed she personally witnessed the driver using methamphetamine at least 30 times over seven years. Mayfield once again denied ever using the illegal drug.
August 10, 2007 |
A federal indictment of 15 people connected to a Las Vegas-Philadelphia methamphetamine ring this week is a significant step in battling the city's drug problem, law enforcement officials said yesterday. A federal grand jury accused the group - mostly Philadelphians - of conspiring to transport more than 100 pounds of methamphetamine from Las Vegas and California to Philadelphia. According to U.S. Attorney Patrick Meehan, the drugs had a street value of more than $4 million. Said Bill Hocker, a supervisor for the Drug Enforcement Administration, in an interview yesterday: "Meth is like an epidemic out West and in the Midwest, and now it's coming to Philadelphia.
April 13, 2007 |
A Delaware County drug ring that was responsible for selling as much as $1.5 million of methamphetamine has been broken up after a 14-month-long investigation, the state Attorney General's Office announced yesterday. The investigation, dubbed "Operation Zig Zag," resulted in the seizure of about eight pounds of methamphetamine, 3,200 prescription pills, eight pounds of marijuana, 200 grams of cocaine, 54 rifles, five cars, seven motorcycles, and $135,000, according to the Attorney General's Office.
July 22, 2006 |
A crystal-methamphetamine distribution ring allegedly run by the Breed motorcycle gang has been broken and 15 members from Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery Counties and New Jersey were in custody or were being sought, Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett said yesterday. From May 2005 through June 2006, he said, the gang's Pennsylvania chapter distributed more than 120 pounds of crystal meth, with a street value of more than $11.25 million. Corbett said a statewide investigation and a grand jury found that from its clubhouse at 3707 Spruce St. in Bristol, the gang "had terrorized Lower Bucks County for several decades by committing crimes involving illegal drug dealing, thefts, extortion, witness intimidation and assaults.
July 19, 2005 |
A Superior Court judge ruled yesterday that a Chester County woman will remain in Drug Court pending her appeal of the voluntary rehabilitation program's rules. Attorneys for both sides confirmed that a telephone conference with Superior Court Judge Stephen J. McEwen Jr. resulted in his order continuing two stays issued by the appellate court earlier this month. A three-judge panel is expected to hear the appeal by Sheryl Ann Fletcher, but no date has been set. In April, Fletcher sought an alternative to lengthy incarceration by signing up for Drug Court.