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Phoenixville Man Sold Cocaine to Informant, Police Say

The five sales occurred between Feb. 8 and March 7, according to court documents.

A Phoenixville man is in Chester County Prison on felony drug charges after police say he sold cocaine to an informant on five occasions between February 8 and March 7. A total of $2,200 changed hands during the transactions, according to police.

George Timothy Smith, 42, faces five felony counts of manufacture, delivery, or possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture or deliver; five counts of criminal use of a communications facility; and five counts of possession of a controlled substance.

The five transactions occurred over a one-month period beginning on Feb. 8, according to court documents.

  • On Feb. 8 at 4:27 p.m., police say Smith met an informant in Schuylkill Township and sold him cocaine for $200.
  • On Feb. 12 at 1:50 p.m., police say Smith again met the informant in Schuylkill Township and sold him $400 of cocaine.
  • On Feb. 23 at 1:46 p.m., again in Schuylkill Township, police say Smith met the informant for a $400 cocaine sale.
  • On Feb. 28 at 1:30 p.m., this time in Lower Providence, police say Smith met the informant and sold him $600 of cocaine.
  • On March 7 at 1:10 p.m., police say Smith met the informant in Schuylkill Township and sold him $600 in cocaine.

At the conclusion of each transaction, police say the informant handed the cocaine over to police, who lab tested it and confirmed that it was the narcotic. Each of the meetings was arranged by text message.

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Smith was arrested on March 7, preliminarily arraigned, and confined to Chester County Prison when he was unable to post $50,000 bail. On March 15, the case was transferred to the Court of Common Pleas. Smith will be formally arraigned there on March 29.

patchsux March 18, 2013 at 11:47 PM
a loser drug dealer albeit. but it really does seem like entrapment. and how was it set up? sorry just cant trust the police
Lynn B. March 19, 2013 at 10:26 AM
this is not entrapment. Its how they catch a known drug dealer. How else will you get him off the streets.
hacker70 March 19, 2013 at 12:48 PM
with a handle like "growyourown" I can see why.
hacker70 March 19, 2013 at 12:50 PM
Lynn B- they'll get the dealers of the streets when they come up to a cop in uniform and try to sell him a bag of coke-
George Hughes March 19, 2013 at 01:39 PM
Entrapment ! Nobody forced him to sell the drugs .
H8TR March 19, 2013 at 02:45 PM
Glad they got dis mugg. You cant truss da police??? Wtf who u gonna call when u in trouble doc?? Ghost Busters. I just cant fathom da concept.
jo March 19, 2013 at 04:21 PM
Most informants are people who were in trouble with the law at one point and to get a lesser sentence they work with the cops and become rats and turn people in! Not say what this guy did wasnt wrong, but yes it is a form of entrapment! An informant is not an undercover cop
harry finster March 19, 2013 at 05:46 PM
how can you tell the difference between the cops and the druggies in phoenixville ?
Gamecock fan March 19, 2013 at 06:05 PM
Why not bust the seller after the 1st buy? Common sense will tell you this guy continued to sell Coc to others from Feb 8th till March 7th. Yes informants are usually petty scum who are easily turned into rats because they fear one day in prison. And when the police are done using tham they will not think twice of throwing them to the wolves.
John March 19, 2013 at 06:56 PM
your mother is a druggie...the cops aren't your mother.
hacker70 March 19, 2013 at 08:42 PM
Its not entrapment- even tho the informant is not a cop he is working as an "agent" of the police- just cause the drug dealer is to dumb to know the difference between an informant buying drugs or Joe Junkie buying drugs thats the risk he takes-
David Dawson March 19, 2013 at 09:12 PM
Another 42 year old "BUM" YA-MEAN !!!!!
james sallinski March 20, 2013 at 06:49 AM
http://ujsportal.pacourts.us/DocketSheets/MDJReport.aspx?docketNumber=MJ-15201-CR-0000088-2013 remember this guy?

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