Media, PA – Delco DA Jack Stollsteimer announced the arrest of two individuals on drug charges following the execution of a search warrant last Friday at a location on the 3300 block of Chichester Avenue in Upper Chichester, PA. Members of the Upper Chichester Township Police Department, the City of Chester Police Department, and other members of the Delaware County Drug Task force encountered Tajifa Massey and Anthony Thomas when they entered the location pursuant to a search warrant for the premises. Massey was detained in the living room of the location, and Thomas was apprehended while trying to escape through a bedroom window.
Drug Task Force members found over five ounces of crack cocaine and more than three ounces of fentanyl, in addition to US currency, scales, baggies, a powdered substance used to cut the drugs, and other paraphernalia related to the illegal drug trade. They additionally found mail belonging to both Massey and Thomas at the location.
DA Stollsteimer said, “I want to commend the members of the Delco Drug Task Force who investigated this case and apprehended these two men. The illegal drug trade, and fentanyl in particular, is a poison flowing through the streets of our communities, and the people of Delaware County are now safer through the methodical work of the officers involved in this case.” He added, “Kudos to Detective Jack Keith of the Upper Chichester Police Department, and to Officer Timothy Garron of the Chester City Police Department, who were instrumental in obtaining the evidence that led to the search warrant and subsequent arrests and drug seizures.
Massey and Thomas are both charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Conspiracy to Commit all these crimes, as well. They’re each being held at the Delaware County Prison on $500,000 cash bail, and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 27, 2022.
The District Attorney and the Criminal Investigations Division remind anyone in Delaware County who observes suspicious activity call to 911 immediately and provide the most specific and accurate details possible to assist law enforcement agencies investigating the call for service.
Contact: ADA Diane Edbril, Delaware County District Attorney’s Office, 484-845-4723