Royersford man charged with over $100,000 worth of illegal drugs


WEST CHESTER — A 34-year-old man was charged on Tuesday with trafficking methamphetamine, prescription pills and marijuana, with a street value of over $100,000, from his Royersford residence.

Joseph Morgan III is in Chester County in lieu of $100,000 bond after he was arraigned before North Coventry Township District Judge John Hipple on Tuesday for selling illegal drugs.

Morgan is also accused of selling cocaine to an undercover officer in November in a North Chester County parking lot.

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Seven months later, Chester County and Montgomery County detectives and Upper Providence police seized more than $100,000 worth of methamphetamine, prescription pills, Suboxone strips, marijuana, cash and of drug paraphernalia at the suspect’s home in Aubrey Circle, where he resided with his wife and two young children.

Chester County District Attorney Deb Ryan said the arrest stops a serious drug dealer from selling poison to residents of Chester and Montgomery counties.

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Ryan praised the Chester County High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Strike Force, Montgomery County Detectives and Upper Providence Police for their outstanding work.

“We thank everyone for bringing this drug dealer to justice,” Ryan said. “Detectives in both counties had their ears glued to the ground shooting down Joseph Morgan, a man with no regard for the lives of others, including his own children, who were within range of where he kept the drugs.

“Residents are much safer now that he’s off the streets.”

Morgan is charged with multiple counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, trafficking in the proceeds of illegal activity, endangering the welfare of a child, and related charges.

When investigators executed a search warrant at Morgan’s home on June 17, they confiscated:

  • 20 pounds of methamphetamine
  • 17 pounds of marijuana
  • Prescription pills
  • 178 Suboxone strips
  • $4,000 in cash
  • Digital scales and other drug paraphernalia

Investigators found the drugs in the kitchen and basement next to her children’s toys.

If you or someone you know has a substance use disorder, contact law enforcement for help. The Chester County Law Enforcement Treatment Initiative allows police to connect these people with substance abuse disorders to treatment for free.

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