Young Parents Sold Drugs to Cops, Police Say

A Phoenixville couple is charged with selling drugs to undercover officers in front of their son.


Two young Phoenixville parents are marking the milestones in their baby's life from behind bars while they await a preliminary hearing on Thursday.

Katrina Perez, 20, and John A. Lasorda, 21, of Bridge Street in Phoenixville, are accused of selling heroin and marijuana to undercover police officers. Lasorda is charged with selling drugs on multiple occasions, including Valentine's Day.

According to court documents filed in the case, Phoenixville Police sold drugs to Lasorda on four dates in January and February of this year. According to an affidavit of probable cause filed in the case, Katrina Perez was present on one of those occasions on February 5. Police say that on February 5 the couple sold heroin to an undercover police officer and that the "defendant's infant son was present."

Police charge Lasorda with selling heroin and/or marijuana to undercover officers and a police informant on three additional dates, including Valentine's Day. In an affidavit of probable cause, police say the baby boy was present for two of the sales (including the alleged sale on February 5).

Katrina Perez is being held in Chester County Prison in lieu of 10 percent of $10,000 bail.

John Lasorda is being held in Chester County Prison in lieu of $3,500 straight cash bail.

They are due to appear for a preliminary hearing in the case Thursday morning in Phoenixville. District Court 15-2-01 is a short walk from where police say the drug deals went down in a Bridge Street apartment.

Here and Now June 13, 2013 at 12:00 AM
This family are drug dealers, yes. But they really were robbed at gun point in February. The robbers are serving time in federal prison. Home invasion is a felony, even if the victims were drug dealers.
John June 13, 2013 at 01:29 PM
Then what is the deal with the article where he rectracted his statments and claims he made it up?
harry finster June 13, 2013 at 03:17 PM
phoenixville a town seen through a drug haze
Here and Now June 15, 2013 at 12:37 AM
He is afraid of retaliation by the robbers, or their people. The judge isn't going to buy it. There is too much evidence that a home invasion took place. People retract their statements all the time because they get scared. Most judges are smarter than that. The robbers are going to be in prison for a long time.
Khall85 July 12, 2013 at 07:55 PM
@Here and Now, unless you know something I don't know, the alleged robbers are not in Federal Prison serving time for the alleged robbery/home invasion. As far as I know, the accused are sitting in county jail awaiting trial. No conviction has been handed down.


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