Your Go-To State College
Legal Representative

  1. Home
  2.  | 
  3. Blog
  4.  | 7 sentenced in Pennsylvania heroin raid and 1 awaiting trial

7 sentenced in Pennsylvania heroin raid and 1 awaiting trial

On Behalf of | Feb 21, 2020 | Blog, Criminal Defense, Drug Charges, Drug Sentencing |

Prosecutors have received guilty pleas from seven of the defendants arrested in connection with a drug raid in Warminster at a home on Cheryl Drive. A 40-year-old man, labeled by prosecutors as a ringleader of the heroin and fentanyl narcotics operation, admitted his guilt, and authorities sentenced him to five to 10 years in state prison. Prosecutors have scheduled a trial for his alleged co-leader, a 44-year-old man.

Multiple law enforcement agencies participated in the search of the home. Officers from the Warminster Police Department, FBI and Bucks-Mont Safe Streets Task Force arrested seven other people in addition to the leaders. Six of them have also pleaded guilty to various charges of drug possession for the purpose of delivery and conspiracy. The court issued a bench warrant for the seventh individual who did not attend a scheduled court appearance.

According to police reports, law enforcement found thousands of packages filled with a mix of heroin and fentanyl inside the home. Packaging stations were set up in the basement. Authorities seized roughly 10 pounds of heroin and fentanyl along with a loaded handgun and $32,000 in cash.

Before a person enters a guilty plea on drug charges, the advice of an attorney may provide crucial information. An attorney might inform the person about his or her rights and offer advice before someone answers questions from investigators. To defend a person, an attorney may review the evidence cited against the defendant and judge whether or not it realistically supports the charges applied by a prosecutor. If charges appear too aggressive, then an attorney might strive to get them reduced. A legal evaluation also has the potential to reveal violations of a person’s Constitutional rights that may make it possible to suppress some evidence.