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.