Community activists have been following the case of an arrest for Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver drugs on the 1500 block of Womrath Street in November of 2015. This has been a drug hot spot for years, marked by violence.
Charges for possession of a gun were dismissed for lack of evidence but sentencing was rendered this week. Two representatives from Frankford attended to testify to the impact that these crimes have on the community. Others wrote letters on the subject.
The result was that the individual, who was 18 at the time of his arrest, got 5 years probation with the stipulation that he has to maintain full time employment and be enrolled at Temple in the fall. He must also submit to random drug testing and provide 50 hours of community service per year St. Mark’s church.
Thanks to Gary McLaughlin, President of the Frankford CDC, for this report.