A Montgomery County judge sentenced a Colorado man to at least nine years in state prison on Tuesday for flying crystal meth into the Philadelphia area and then trying to sell the drugs for distribution on the streets.
The Montgomery County DA’s Office is now the proud owner of a powder blue 1959 Piper Comanche that was seized last April when detectives arrested James Handzus during a sting operation.
Tamara Vincent quietly pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with intent to deliver and one count of conspiracy after she and her pilot-boyfriend flew a small plane in to Wings Field in Montgomery County as part of a drug-smuggling operation.
Defense attorney Douglas Earl says his client James Handzus can’t get a fair trial because the publicity is implanted in people’s minds.
Montgomery County authorities have two Colorado residents in custody on drug charges and they seized a single engine plane in connection with an investigation into methamphetamine sales in the Philadelphia area.