Man headed to prison on drug, gun charges

Phoenixville man pleads guilty to felony charges of per­sons not to pos­sess firearms and pos­ses­sion with in­tent to dis­trib­ute con­trolled sub­stances

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - FRONT PAGE - By Kait­lyn Foti kfoti@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com @kait­lyn­foti on Twit­ter

A Phoenixville man was handed a state prison sen­tence for drug traf­fick­ing and firearms vi­o­la­tions.

NOR­RIS­TOWN >> A Phoenixville man was handed a state prison sen­tence af­ter ad­mit­ting to drug traf­fick­ing and firearms vi­o­la­tions that orig­i­nated when he was found rid­ing in a stolen car in Nor­ris­town.

Bryant Royal Baylis, 25, of the 500 block of Wil­son Street, pleaded guilty Wed­nes­day in Mont­gomery County Court to felony charges of per­sons not to pos­sess firearms and pos­ses­sion with in­tent to dis­trib­ute con­trolled sub­stances, ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments. He was sen­tenced to five to 10 years in state prison.

Baylis was ar­rested when Nor­ris­town po­lice pulled over a Honda Pi­lot on March 5 that had been re­ported stolen out of Tredyf­frin that day be­fore, ac­cord­ing to the crim­i­nal com­plaint. Baylis was taken out of the car, and as po­lice looked in­side, they found what ap­peared to be pack­ag­ing ma­te­rial for the sale of nar­cotics, and the han­dle of a re­volver.

Once the re­volver was spot­ted, the com­plaint said, in­ves­ti­ga­tors sealed the car un­til they ob­tained a search war­rant. Baylis was de­tained. At the sta­tion, Baylis was dis­cov­ered at­tempt­ing to eat mar­i­juana to con­ceal it from po­lice, the com­plaint said, and had to be re­strained.

When the car was searched, po­lice found a loaded .38 cal­iber Smith and Wes­son “Lady Smith” re­volver, 58 small plas­tic bags and one large bag of what was later de­ter­mined to be co­caine and other drug para­pher­na­lia, and var­i­ous items such as pre­scrip­tion pill bot­tles and iden­ti­fi­ca­tion that be­longed to other peo­ple, the com­plaint de­tailed.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors said in the com­plaint that the items were found in a back­pack that also con­tained a hand­writ­ten let­ter with Baylis’ name on it, and that the items were con­sis­tent with street-level sale of nar­cotics.

When Baylis pleaded guilty to the charges, ad­di­tional felonies and mis­de­meanors re­lated to drug traf­fick­ing and re­ceiv­ing stolen prop­erty were dis­missed, court doc­u­ments in­di­cate. He was given credit for about six months of time al­ready served on his five to 10 years sen­tence.

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