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Two Pottstown Residents Charged in 7-Eleven Drug Bust

A man and woman who accompanied an alleged drug dealer to 7-Eleven were charged with drug possession, police say.

A man and woman from Pottstown have been hit with drug charges for their role in an April drug bust that occurred at a Phoenixville 7-Eleven, police are reporting.

On April 12, Joseph Merrill McIntosh, a Philadelphia man who police say sells heroin in the Phoenixville area, was arrested at the 7-Eleven on the 200 block of Nutt Road after he attempted to deliver two bundles of heroin to a prospective customer who was working with authorities as an informant, police say.

The two new charges in the case were levied against a 23-year-old Pottstown man and a 22-year-old Pottstown woman who police say accompanied him during the deal. The defendants each had three baggies of heroin, two syringes, and two metal spoons on their person, according to court documents.

Both parties were arrested, charged with three misdemeanor drug charges, and released by police. They face preliminary hearing on May 16.

The bust was part of a countywide crackdown on heroin that has been spearheaded by the Chester County District Attorney’s Office. Two alleged Phoenixville area drug dealers have had felony charges brought against them as a result of this effort.

Lynette Gray April 26, 2013 at 11:27 AM
And their names are...?
Lynn B. April 26, 2013 at 12:51 PM
stop making it sound like the 7-Eleven is a drug haven. It only happened on their property.
Robina April 26, 2013 at 01:00 PM
Innocent until proven guilty! Why do their names matter until convicted?
harry finster April 26, 2013 at 05:50 PM
you could have a contest ,who has more criminals per capita phoenixville or pottstown ?
harry finster April 26, 2013 at 07:08 PM
Patti Bretz recommends going to the Phoenixville Farmers Market http://www.phoenixvillefarmersmarket.org/ for local fresh farm vegetables and meats and you can enjoy the live music. Fred, your family is so into Phoenixvillle it's nice to see you maintain your roots and stay connected to the town.
the original harry finster1 April 26, 2013 at 11:08 PM
yeah i just can not stay away from phoenixville i love the town and all of the people in it! i was crazy for leaving and i hated my self for it ever since
the original harry finster1 April 26, 2013 at 11:09 PM
thats why i am so obnoxious
harry finster April 27, 2013 at 05:48 PM
i am not near as obnoxious as the local inhabitatnts
harry finster April 27, 2013 at 05:50 PM
why do you copy other people ,you dont have enough in your own life

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