By Ian Bush


RADNOR TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) —  A mother and son from Radnor Township, Delaware County have been arrested and charged with selling drugs to college students and others on the Main Line.

In a house across Garrett Avenue from a public park, Radnor police Lt. Chris Flanagan says there was a bustling drug business.

“They got a delivery — so it was fairly frequent. Once or twice a week they would become ‘heavy,’ meaning they had a lot of product at the property,” Flanagan tells KYW Newsradio 1060.

(photo credit Radnor Police)

(photo credit Radnor Police)

Their customers, police say, included Villanova University and Rosemont College students who’d show up at their door — just like Radnor’s narcotics unit did last week.

“We located almost a pound of marijuana; over $800 in currency; nine individual packets of heroin; numerous prescription bottles with medicine in them or possible illegal drugs — they’ll have to be sent to the lab as we’re not able to make a conclusion until they’re tested — and various drug paraphernalia,” Flanagan said.

53-year-old Joann Badey was arrested, along with her 24-year-old son George Badey IV.

(photo credit Radnor Police)

(photo credit Radnor Police)

(photo credit Radnor Police)

(photo credit Radnor Police)

Badey is the son of the Radnor Democratic Committee chairman and Mummers spokesman by the same name who is not implicated in the case.

“Regardless of who these people may be related to, that has no bearing,” said Radnor police superintendent Bill Colarulo. “I don’t care what your race, sex, socioeconomic status is — it does not matter to us. If you were to come to Radnor and try to sell those kinds of drugs to our students and our residents, you will be arrested, regardless of who you are and who you’re related to.”

Joann Badey is listed on a Radnor cub scout pack’s website as a contact, and as having hosted a scouts’ parents meeting last year at the home where authorities allege the drug activity was happening.

Now cops are looking into where the drugs were coming from, and whether any local high school kids may have been among the buyers.

(photo credit Radnor Police)

(photo credit Radnor Police)