Heroin dealer ar­rested again

Con­victed nar­cotic seller Robert Weyant, 23, charged with sev­eral drug-re­lated crimes af­ter multi-agency in­ves­ti­ga­tion, au­thor­i­ties say

The Reporter (Lansdale, PA) - - FRONT PAGE - By Michael Gold­berg mgold­berg@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com @mg_there­porter on Twit­ter

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.

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