Media, PA –
District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer announced today that Jamar Robinson, 35, of Chester, had been arrested and charged with the manufacture, possession and delivery of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. As a result of the great collaboration among the Delaware County Drug Task Force, the Chester Narcotics Unit, and the Ridley Township Police Department, officers were able to seize both fentanyl and clonazepam from the defendant’s vehicle.
“The law enforcement community in Delaware County is in a constant battle against the tide of illegal drugs in our community,” said DA Stollsteimer. “But the public should be aware of the special threat posed by synthetics opioids such as fentanyl. The availability of these cheap synthetic opioids is killing people at a horrifying rate: recent data from the Center for Disease Control indicate that more than 100,000 people have died in a recent twelve month period from overdoses linked to synthetic opioids. We must use all the tools at our disposal to keep this poison off our streets,” said Stollsteimer.
On Thursday November 18, 2021 the Delaware County Narcotics Task Force, together with members of the Chester City and Ridley Township Police Departments, arrested the defendant following the execution of a search warrant on his vehicle in the area of MacDade Blvd. and Bullens Lane in Ridley Township. In the course of the arrest, in an effort to avoid apprehension, the defendant drove directly into a police vehicle. Following a search of the defendant’s vehicle, a 2013 black Dodge Durango, officers confiscated a significant quantity of fentanyl and clonazepam, as well as a police scanner and cash. At the time of his arrest, the defendant was out on bail awaiting trial on a previous unrelated charges.
“I want to commend the members of the Delaware County Drug Task Force, led by CID Sergeant Anthony Ruggeri and Deputy District Attorney Laurie Moore, and the members of the Chester Police Narcotics Unit as well as the Ridley Township Police Department for their work in making this arrest,” said DA Stollsteimer. “Taking a substantial quantity of fentanyl off our streets is a victory for law enforcement, as well as a victory for the community.”
The defendant was arraigned before District Magistrate Walter Strohl and committed to the George W. Hill Correctional Facility in lieu of bail which was set at $200,000 (10 %). His preliminary hearing is scheduled for December 1, 2021 in front of District Magistrate Walter Strohl.
CRIMINAL CHARGES, AND ANY DISCUSSION THEREOF, ARE ALLEGATIONS AND ALL DEFENDANTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNLESS AND UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY.
The District Attorney and the Criminal Investigations Division remind anyone in Delaware County who observes suspicious activity to call 911 immediately and provide the most specific and accurate details possible to assist law enforcement agencies investigating the call for service.
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