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Paraphernalia in the Allentown warehouse

Authorities Take Down Operation Distributing Synthetic Drugs Throughout Tri-State Area

Fifteen people are under arrest in Montgomery County for running a synthetic drug and drug paraphernalia network throughout the Philadelphia area.

09/06/2012

(Photo from Montco DA's office)

Montco Schoolteacher Charged in Sexual Relationship With Student, 17

Prosecutors say teacher Sean McCullough carried on an intimate sexual relationship with the girl during her senior year at Methacton High School.

08/16/2012

(Former Montgomery County commissioner Jim Matthews, in file photo.)

Former Montco Commissioner Jim Matthews Settles His False-Swearing Case

As part of his agreement with prosecutors, Matthews did not admit guilt but agreed to enter the ARD program and spend a year on probation.

07/17/2012

(Photo from Montco DA's ofc.)

Former Lansdale Catholic Coach Charged With Making False Sex Accusations

Prosecutors say between October of last year and May of this year, Tim Udinski on seven separate occasions sent false claims of sexual abuse in anonymous e-mails to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

07/17/2012

(Photo provided by Montco DA's ofc.)

Former Norristown Police Detective Arrested For Drug Dealing

Prosecutors say Jack Pennington used his former position of authority and a Norristown police badge to protect himself while he was dealing drugs on the streets.

06/21/2012

(credit:  Montgomery County DA's office.)

Hatboro-Horsham Coach Charged With Providing Booze To Student

Police say William Lichtner, 24, supplied alcohol on at least eight occasions to a teenage girl.

06/20/2012

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Montco Babysitter Charged With Stealing Checks, Ripping Off Employer

Police say their investigation pointed to Marisa Pompilio of Glenside, Pa., who may have also stolen from other babysitting clients.

06/19/2012

(File photo)

Montco Man Charged With Second Fetish Crime, This Time At King Of Prussia Mall

Police say Kornwell Chan of Dresher used the camera to look up women’s dresses while they were shopping in department stores.

05/17/2012

(Photos from Montco DA's office)

32 Arrested as Montco-Philly Meth Trafficking Ring Is Broken Up

The main players are identified as Frank Messina of Hatfield, Pa. and Troy Dudas of Schwenksville.

05/08/2012

(Karen Ricca.  File photo by Carl Hessler Jr. for Main Line Media News, used with permission.)

Officials Say Little as Assistant DA in Montco Removed From Job After 20+ Years

Montgomery County DA Risa Ferman would confirm only that Karen Ricca was suspended without pay April 27th from her nearly $75,000-a-year position.

05/07/2012

(Credit: Brad Segall)

Montco Officials Stress Need For Vigilance To Prevent Child Abuse

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and officials in Montgomery County, Pa. say the community really needs to step up to make sure our children are safe.

04/09/2012

(Photo provided by Montco DA's ofc.)

Suburban Philadelphia Home Contractor Charged With Defrauding Customers

So far there are two cases against Kenneth Staiger, and a third is being investigated.

03/23/2012

(The casket of Cardinal Bevilacqua being carried into the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul, on Logan Circle.  Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Montgomery County Coroner Continues Tests To Determine Cause Of Cardinal Bevilacqua’s Death

The coroner of Montgomery County, Pa. says preliminary indications show prescribed medications in the system of the late Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua, but he needs more time to determine the cause of death.

02/29/2012

Schmacked Video

I-Team Exclusive: Students At Two Lower Merion High Schools Videotape Themselves Getting ‘Shmacked’

It’s called getting “Shmacked” – so wasted on booze and drugs you can no longer function – and the video features students at two Lower Merion High Schools.

02/21/2012

(Montco DA Risa Ferman, right, and Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board chairman William Ryan Jr.  Credit: Brad Segall)

Montgomery County, Pa. Collects Grant To Fight Crime at New Casino

With a new casino set to open in Montgomery County, Pa. this spring, law enforcement officials are looking at ways to keep alleged mob figures away from the gambling establishment.

02/13/2012

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