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Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
November 22, 2017

            The final defendant in a three-year-old case involving a cross-country marijuana ring was convicted of five counts last week in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.

            Ruben Morales, 50, of Philadelphia, was found guilty of two felony counts of possession of marijuana with the intent to sell and one count each of corrupt organizations, dealing in proceeds of unlawful activity and conspiracy, following a Nov. 14 bench trial before Judge Gary S. Silow.

            Local law enforcement officials, including from the Upper Perk Police District and county, disrupted the ring, which transported pot from California and commanded up to $5,000 per pound.

            Law enforcement officials discovered 23 pounds of marijuana, 38 empty pound-size marijuana bags, more than $18,000 in cash and ...



Written by Allison Czapp, Correspondent
November 22, 2017

            Several Washington Township residents on November 16 urged supervisors to reverse a decision to shift water and billing to a calendar-year cycle. The current quarterly billing cycle runs December to November.

            Last month, supervisors approved a motion to change the cycle to January to December, bringing the township's billing cycle in line with those in surrounding areas. However, the shift requires a one-time, four-month billing cycle.

            Resident John Wynn told supervisors that the decision would have three consequences. First, he said, the quarterly payments are now scheduled around the sewer debt repayment schedule, so changing the billing cycle would cause a "cash flow interruption." Secondly, Wynn said, the current schedule provides an extra month to collect late sewer payments by the end of the borough's fiscal year. Lastly, he said the change is just ...



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