Dozens arrested in major Pa. drug bust

Pictured: Anthony Dennis, Michael Dennis, Sam Marshall and James "Twin" Adams.
June 15, 2011 3:42:57 PM PDT
More than two dozen people are under arrest as part of a major drug investigation that spanned Montgomery, Chester and Philadelphia counties.

The arrests were announced by Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman and township authorities during a news conference on Wednesday.

"There was a drug investigation operating right out of Wayne, Pennsylvania, in Tredyffrin Township and it was jeopardizing all of our children," Tredyfrrin Township Police Superintendent Andrew Chambers said.

The investigation began in November 2008, when police in Tredyffrin Township began a drug investigation into Anthony Dennis, the owner of "Heads Up" Barbershop at 932 Old Gulph Mill Road in Wayne.

Dennis, who lives on Thames Drive in Montgomery Township, Montgomery County, was under investigation along with his brother, Michael, of Philadelphia.

As the investigation continued, police also became aware of James "Twin" Adams, of Norristown, who was allegedly among the cocaine dealers being supplied by the Dennis brothers.

Investigators set up wire taps on cell phones of the three men and, on May 18th, detectives learned Anthony Dennis was to purchase 9 ounces of cocaine in order to fill orders from his customers.

Police say Samuel Marshall, identified by police as one of Dennis' source of cocaine, met Anthony Dennis at the Target store on City Avenue in Philadelphia.

Police say Marshall approached a vehicle driven by Anthony Dennis, which was in the parking lot of the Target store. Detectives arrested them, seizing 9 ounces of Cocaine from the sock of Samuel Marshall and $9,200 in cash from the vehicle driven by Anthony Dennis, along with their cell phones.

The DA went on to say that, also on May 18th, 72 law enforcement officers participated in the simultaneous raids of twenty-one locations in the three counties. Officers seized four pounds of cocaine worth more than $200,000, 14 vehicles, a fishing boat, numerous guns and cash.

"We do these cases both to put a dent in the drug trade as well as to send a message to these drug dealers that we don't want them operating in our community," Ferman said.

A total of 27 people were charged on June 14th for their involvement in this case.

The full list of those charged is as follows:

Main targets of the case:

Sam Marshall (age 35; 5046 N. Hutchinson Street, Philadelphia) - Corrupt Organization; Intent to Deliver and Delivery of Cocaine; Criminal Conspiracy; Criminal use of telecommunications facilities; Dealing in the Proceeds of Criminal Activities.

Anthony Dennis (age 39; 119 Thames Drive, Montgomery Township, PA) - Corrupt Organization; Intent to Deliver and Delivery of Cocaine; Criminal Conspiracy; Criminal use of telecommunications facilities; Dealing in the Proceeds of Criminal Activities; Drug Paraphernalia.

Michael Dennis (age 34; 1024 Earl Street, Philadelphia) - Corrupt Organization; Intent to Deliver and Delivery of Cocaine; Criminal Conspiracy; Criminal use of telecommunications facilities; Dealing in the Proceeds of Criminal Activities; Drug Paraphernalia.

James "Twin" Adams (age 46; 24 Hartranft Avenue, Norristown) - Corrupt Organization; Intent to Deliver and Delivery of Cocaine; Criminal Conspiracy; Criminal use of telecommunications facilities; Dealing in the Proceeds of Criminal Activities; Persons not to possess firearm; Possession of an Instrument of a crime; Drug Paraphernalia.

Alleged cocaine customer of Anthony Dennis; Cocaine supplier to others in Norristown.

Preston "Pretty" York (age 38; 803 Buttonwood Street, Norristown) - Corrupt Organization; Intent to Deliver and Delivery of Cocaine; Criminal Conspiracy; Criminal use of telecommunications facilities; Dealing in the Proceeds of Criminal Activities; Persons not to possess firearm; Possession of an Instrument of a crime; Drug Paraphernalia.

Alleged cocaine customer of James Adams; "sub-dealer" for James Adams

Oliver Ray Darden (age 55; 118 East Chestnut Street, Norristown) - Corrupt Organization; Intent to Deliver and Delivery of Cocaine; Possession of Cocaine; Criminal Conspiracy; Criminal use of telecommunications facilities; Dealing in the Proceeds of Criminal Activities.

Alleged drug Customers of James "Twin" Adams:

Michael Piccarreta (age 31; 219 Buttonwood Street, Norristown) - Corrupt Organization; Intent to Deliver and Delivery of Cocaine; Possession of Cocaine; Possession of Prescription Medications; Criminal Conspiracy; Criminal use of telecommunications facilities; Dealing in the Proceeds of Criminal Activities; Drug Paraphernalia.

Michael Cemini (age 36; 1301 West Elm Street, Norristown) - Corrupt Organization; Intent to Deliver and Delivery of Cocaine; Possession of Cocaine; Criminal Conspiracy; Criminal use of telecommunications facilities.

Joseph Singleton (age 48; 231 East Marshall Street, Apartment 1, Norristown) - Corrupt Organization; Possession of Cocaine; Criminal Conspiracy; Criminal use of telecommunications facilities.

Samuel Willis (age 66; 419 East Fornance Street, Apartment B, Norristown) - Corrupt Organization; Possession of Cocaine; Criminal Conspiracy; Criminal use of telecommunications facilities; Drug Paraphernalia.

Joseph Branch (age 49; 649 George Street, Norristown) - Corrupt Organization; Possession of Cocaine; Criminal Conspiracy; Criminal use of telecommunications facilities; Dealing in the Proceeds of Criminal Activities.

Victoria Santino (age 26; 219 Buttonwood Street, Norristown) - Corrupt Organization; Intent to Deliver Cocaine; Possession of Cocaine; Criminal Conspiracy; Criminal use of telecommunications facilities.

Craig Jones (age 50; 4004 Browning Court, Norristown) - Corrupt Organization; Possession of Cocaine; Criminal Conspiracy; Criminal use of telecommunications facilities; Dealing in the Proceeds of Criminal Activities.

Heriberto "Eddie" Delmoral (age 44; 700 DeKalb Pike, Apartment #3, Norristown) - Corrupt Organization; Intent to Deliver Cocaine; Possession of Cocaine; Criminal Conspiracy; Criminal use of telecommunications facilities.

Vincent (Last name unknown) - Corrupt Organization; Possession of Cocaine; Criminal Conspiracy; Criminal use of telecommunications facilities.

Donna (Last name unknown) - Corrupt Organization; Possession of Cocaine; Criminal Conspiracy; Criminal use of telecommunications facilities.

Alleged drug Customers of Anthony Dennis:

Karl Myers (age 36; 920 South 15th Street, Philadelphia) - Corrupt Organization; Intent to Deliver and Delivery of Cocaine; Criminal Conspiracy; Criminal use of telecommunications facilities; Dealing in the Proceeds of Criminal Activities.

Eric Deans (age 41; 550 Noble Street, Norristown) - Corrupt Organization; Criminal use of telecommunications facilities.

Michael Hampton (age 39; 423 South Main Street, Spring City, Chester County) - Corrupt Organization; Intent to Deliver and Delivery of Cocaine; Criminal Conspiracy; Criminal use of telecommunications facilities; Dealing in the Proceeds of Criminal Activities; Persons not to possess firearm; Possession/Use of Body Armor; Possession of an Instrument of a Crime; Drug Paraphernalia.

Patrick Wedderburn (age 31; 480 Orchard Road, King of Prussia) - Corrupt Organization; Intent to Deliver and Delivery of Cocaine; Criminal Conspiracy; Criminal use of telecommunications facilities; Dealing in the Proceeds of Criminal Activities.

Riley Saxon (age 52; 122 Rosemont Street) - Corrupt Organization; Intent to Deliver and Delivery of Cocaine; Criminal Conspiracy; Criminal use of telecommunications facilities; Possession of an Instrument of a Crime; Drug Paraphernalia.

Richard Knight (age 39; 315 S. Valley Forge Road, Apartment #11, Devon) - Corrupt Organization; Intent to Deliver and Delivery of Cocaine; Criminal Conspiracy; Criminal use of telecommunications facilities.

Alan Kirsch, Jr (age 53; 201 Conshohocken State Road, Gladwyn) - Corrupt Organization; Possession of Cocaine; Criminal Conspiracy; Criminal use of telecommunications facilities; Dealing in the Proceeds of Criminal Activities.

Gary Carter (age 31; 932 Upper Gulph Road, Wayne) - Corrupt Organization; Intent to Deliver and Delivery of Cocaine; Criminal Conspiracy; Criminal use of telecommunications facilities; Possession of an Instrument of a Crime; Drug Paraphernalia.

Edward Durrell, Jr (age 42; 8 Marion Road, Phoenixville) - Corrupt Organization; Intent to Deliver and Delivery of Cocaine; Criminal Conspiracy; Criminal use of telecommunications facilities; Dealing in the Proceeds of Criminal Activities; Drug Paraphernalia.

Kevin Welburn (age 41; 630 Calamia Drive, Norristown) - Corrupt Organization; Intent to Deliver and Delivery of Cocaine; Criminal Conspiracy; Criminal use of telecommunications facilities

Kenneth Upton (age 48; 1374 County Line Road, Radnor) - Corrupt Organization; Possession of Cocaine; Criminal Conspiracy; Criminal use of telecommunications facilities.

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