Drug Offenses Case Archives

This category includes cases in which Mr. Link defended residents of Philadelphia or the surrounding area accused of drug offenses or related crimes.

Commonwealth v. J.F.
September 7

Commonwealth v. J.F.

Philadelphia narcotics officers set up a surveillance on a house in Germantown after receiving numerous complaints regarding drug activity at the location. During the course of the surveillance, officers observed three individuals knock on the door, go inside for 2-3 minutes, then left the area in their car. Each individual was stopped and found in.

The Charges:

VUFA (Illegal Firearms) 6105, 6106, 6108, Possession With Intent to Deliver (PWID)

The Verdict:

All charges dismisses lack of evidence.

Commonwealth v. N.H.
September 7

Commonwealth v. N.H.

Police on routine patrol pulled over a car being driven by N.H. Police claimed that N.H. immediately fled into an alley after he got out of his car and had a conversation with the officers. According to the police, N.H. dropped a bag containing a bulk amount of crack cocaine during the chase and he.

The Charges:

VUFA (Illegal Firearms) 6105, 6106, 6108, Possession with Intent to Deliver Crack Cocaine (F)

The Verdict:

All Charges Dismissed Lack of Evidence

Commonwealth v. M.A.
June 9

Commonwealth v. M.A.

Narcotics officers set up a drug surveillance over a two-hour period on a block in Germantown that concluded with the arrest of M.A. for Possession With Intent to Deliver and three separate gun charges. Police testified that they watched M.A. the entire time and saw him engage in three drug transactions where buyers were stopped.

The Charges:

PWID (F), Conspiracy (F), Illegal Firearms (6106, 6108, 6105).

The Verdict:

Not Guilty

Commonwealth v. M..
May 10

Commonwealth v. M.D.

Police received information about narcotics sales being made out of a house on 65th Street and utilized a confidential informant to purchase cocaine from that residence. The CI went to the location three times to purchase drugs. On the first two occasions, police claimed that M.D. opened the door for the CI, then went to.

The Charges:

Possession with Intent to Deliver (PWID), Conspiracy

The Verdict:

Not Guilty

Commonwealth v. T.M.
October 26

Commonwealth v. T.M.

Philadelphia Housing Authority officers were in their marked patrol car when they allegedly observed T.M. run a stop sign near a housing authority property. After stopping the car, the officers claim that T.M got out of the driver’s seat and attempted to walk away from them. After drawing their guns on him, they ordered him.

The Charges:

Possession With Intent to Deliver (PWID), VUFA 6106 and 6108 (Illegal Possession of a Firearm)

The Verdict:

Motion to Suppress GRANTED. Case DISMISSED.

Commonwealth v. L.F.
September 28

Commonwealth v. L.F.

L.F. was the subject of a weeks-long drug investigation. Police allegedly utilized a confidential informant to purchase crack cocaine from L.F. and a co-defendant on multiple occasions, which the police claimed they observed. Officers ultimately obtained a search warrant to search two residences that the police associated with L.F., which they believed were being used.

The Charges:

Possession With Intent to Deliver (F), Conspiracy (F), Possession of Firearm by Prohibited Person (VUFA 6105), Possession of Firearm Without a License (VUFA 6106).

The Verdict:

Case Dismissed for Speedy Trial Violation under Rule 600(a).

Commonwealth v. G.R.
August 17

Commonwealth v. G.R.

Philadelphia narcotics police set up a surveillance at a bar in Germantown in response to complaints about narcotics sales. According to police, a car pulled into the parking lot right in front of an officer. Minutes later, a car driven by G.R. pulled up next to it. The driver of the first car approached G.R.’s.

The Charges:

Possession With Intent to Deliver (F), Fleeing Police (F3), Simple Possession

The Verdict:

Felony charges dismissed at preliminary hearing.

Commonwealth v. R.D.
May 16

Commonwealth v. R.D.

R.D. was arrested after police claim they saw him drop a baggie containing 54 grams of crack cocaine into the open window of a car in a high crime area in Philadelphia, and he was charged with Possession With Intent to Deliver. At trial, the officers claimed that as they turned onto the block, they.

The Charges:

Possession with Intent to Deliver

The Verdict:

Not Guilty

Commonwealth v. J.V.
March 14

Commonwealth v. J.V.

Police responding to a radio call observed J.V. matching the description of the person they were looking for and holding a screwdriver. Officers told him to drop the screwdriver and as they were handcuffing him saw narcotics in his hoodie pocket. They recover 14 packets of crack cocaine and arrest him for possession of narcotics..

The Charges:

Possession of Narcotics

The Verdict:

Motion to Suppress Granted. Charges withdrawn.

Commonwealth v. M.J.
December 14

Commonwealth v. M.J.

Police conducting a narcotics surveillance observed M.J. and 6-7 other men involved in a dice game on the sidewalk. During a thirty minute period, police claim three different individuals approach M.J. and hand him money. Each time M.J. would then enter a nearby car and retrieve “objects” and hand those objects to the “buyers.” All.

The Charges:

Possession With Intent to Deliver (F)

The Verdict:

Not Guilty

Commonwealth v. H.C.
October 26

Commonwealth v. H.C.

Police stopped a van being driven by H.C. for not using headlights. During the car stop, one of the officers allegedly observed three packages of what he knew to be heroin for a total of 495 packets. The officer claimed they were within inches of H.C.’s leg, and that no one else was in the.

The Charges:

Possession With Intent to Deliver Narcotics (F)

The Verdict:

Not Guilty

Commonwealth v. J.M.
October 22

Commonwealth v. J.M.

J.M. was arrested after a Philadelphia narcotics sergeant and another officer on patrol alleged that they saw him in a narcotics transaction with two other males. The Sgt. claimed that as she was driving she saw J.M. hand another male a large bag of marijuana, who then placed the bag in a mailbox. When the.

The Charges:

Possession With Intent to Deliver, Conspiracy

The Verdict:

Not Guilty.