Media, PA – District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer announced the arrest of Tyrone Gilbert, 36, of Yeadon, PA, as a result of a months-long undercover investigation into drug trafficking by the Delaware County Drug Task Force and the Yeadon Police Department. Acting pursuant to a search warrant, on Thursday, May 26, 2022, the defendant was arrested with a substantial quantity of drugs, weapons and ammunition, as well as cash and drug paraphernalia. He has been charged with the possession and delivery of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, as well as firearms charges.
“The members of law enforcement who painstakingly put together the case against this defendant are to be commended. As I have said before, this is dangerous work that requires both skill and patience. We are incredibly fortunate to have the talented professionals who serve as members of the County’s Drug Task Force. They work every day to get both illegal narcotics and guns out of our communities in an effort to keep our residents safe,” said District Attorney Stollsteimer.
On the morning of Thursday, May 26, 2022, members of the Delaware County Drug Task Force and the Yeadon Borough Police Department executed a search warrant at 1506 Patricia Drive and 1048 Serrill Ave., both in Yeadon. Both properties were leased/owned by the defendant, and he was present at the Patricia Drive location. A search warrant was also executed on the defendant’s car, a 2016 Nissan Altima. The search resulted in the seizure of:
- 366 grams methamphetamine
- 77 grams crack cocaine
- 170 bundles of heroin (14 bags to a bundle)
- Two semi-automatic handguns with loaded magazines
- $6,200 in U.S. Currency
- Drug Paraphernalia
“I want to commend the members of the Delaware County Drug Task Force, led by Criminal Investigation Division Sgt. Anthony Ruggeri and Deputy District Attorney Laurie Moore. I would also like to specifically commend the hard work of Yeadon Detective (and Task Force member) Leah M. Cesanek for her tireless efforts in investigating this illegal narcotics operation,” said Stollsteimer.
Defendant Gilbert was arraigned and bail was set at $1,000,000 (10%). The defendant has been remanded to the George W. Hill Correctional Facility. A preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Walter Strohl has been scheduled for June 8, 2022.
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.
For press inquiries, please contact Margie McAboy, Delaware County District Attorney’s Office, 610-579-0429.