Heroin dealer arrested again
Convicted narcotic seller Robert Weyant, 23, charged with several drug-related crimes after multi-agency investigation, authorities say
TOWAMENCIN >> A convicted 23-year-old North Penn heroin dealer has been arrested again for allegedly peddling the deadly narcotic after an investigation by Towamencin police and Montgomery County detectives, according to court documents.
Robert Duane Weyant, of the 1100 block of Highpoint Circle in Upper Gwynedd, is behind bars at Montgomery County Correctional Facility in lieu of $100,000 cash bail and charged with felony counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility, as well as misdemeanor counts of receipt in commerce and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Authorities said in an affida-
vit of probable cause that a drug investigation that included controlled buys led detectives to obtain a search warrant for Weyant’s home.
During the execution of the warrant by law enforcement officers from the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office Local Drug Task Force, as well as the Towamencin and Upper Gywnedd police departments, cops found six bundles of heroin — with approximately 14 bags of the drug per bundle — stashed above a heating/air conditioning
duct in the basement of the residence.
The heroin bags bore an “Explosion” stamp, which matched the stamp on heroin Weyant allegedly sold to a confidential source during a controlled buy, according to court documents.
Authorities also seized Weyant’s cellphone during the raid, and after he consented to a search of the phone, detectives discovered “numerous text messages and social media messages describing (Weyant’s) heroin distribution network,” the affidavit states.
Weyant voluntarily provided a statement admitting to dealing heroin, court documents indicate.
A preliminary hearing is
set for Jan. 18.
In 2013, Weyant was arrested twice for selling drugs — marijuana the first time; marijuana and heroin the second time — out of his then-residence located across the street from Penndale Middle School.
Court records show that in 2014, Weyant pleaded guilty to several drug-related offenses in connection with the arrests and was sentenced to 11 to 23 months in jail and five years of probation.
In addition to his cash bail, Weyant is also currently being held at Montgomery County jail on a pair of probation violation detainers, records showed Friday.