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.
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.