ROYERSFORD PA – Preliminary hearings are scheduled during mid-October for three borough area residents arrested on a variety of drug-related charges, following a months-long joint investigation conducted by Royersford police and the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Team, the police department announced Wednesday (Sept. 23, 2015).
Charged are Norman Taylor, 52, of the 300 block of Spring Street; Michael Rehrer, 47, of the 400 block of Walnut Street; and Wendy Warfel, 51, of the 200 block of Roboda Boulevard in Upper Providence, the department reported on its Facebook page.
The arrests, made after warrants were issued Aug. 26, resulted from a probe into alleged drug trafficking that the two agencies began in March. The department said the investigation was prompted by “multiple complaints from citizens, observations of Royersford officers, as well as a tip” from the county Office of Children and Youth.
According to its Facebook item surveillance was conducted during March and April, and the investigative team obtained search warrants for multiple residences and vehicles that were served April 23. The arrests followed.
Taylor has been charged with 13 counts of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and 13 counts of possession of controlled substances. Rehrer was charged with two counts of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, criminal conspiracy, and possession of a controlled substance. Warfel was charged with possession of a controlled substance.
Hearings are set for Oct. 14 in the Limerick Township courtroom of Magisterial District Justice Walter F. Gadzicki Jr., the department noted.
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