Honesdale drug dealer gets up to seven years

Press release: Patrick L. Robinson, Wayne County District Attorney, announced today that Richard Garth Weiss, age 46 of Honesdale, PA was sentenced by President Judge Janine Edwards, to 28 months to 7 years in a State Correctional Institution for Possession With Intent to Deliver Heroin (PWID) a Felony.

On April 30, 2018, at approximately 12:14 am the Pennsylvania State Police pulled over a vehicle in Salem Township for a minor vehicle violation. The Defendant Weiss was a passenger in the vehicle. The State Police observed a hypodermic needle at the feet of the Defendant.  When the Defendant got out of the vehicle he attempted to run away. He was chased by the State Police and ultimately tackled. The Defendant was found to be in possession of 92 unopened heroin packets. A subsequent search of the Defendant’s cell phone revealed several text messages requesting narcotics from the Defendant.

District Attorney Robinson stated, “Richard Garth Weiss is a sure enough For Profit Drug Dealer. He has a Criminal History of 7 prior convictions, including 3 prior Felony Convictions, spanning 26 years. This Defendant richly deserves the sentence he received today. The distribution of Heroin must be dealt with severely. The Pennsylvania State Police are to be congratulated for their alert and professional investigation.”



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