A 31-year-old Philadelphia man who allegedly sold drugs because of "money problems," was charged with several felony and misdemeanor offenses after police said he made a deal with an undercover officer.
Ronald Richardson, of the 1100 block of West Huntingdon Street, was arrested and charged with two felony counts of drug possession with intent to deliver, as well as a felony charge of criminal use of a communication facility for allegedly using his iPhone to make arrangements for an Oct. 14 drug deal.
An undercover Bensalem Police officer made arrangements with Richardson via text messages to meet at the Macy's at Neshaminy Mall in order to buy 90 percocets, as well as two ecstasy pills for $2,540, according to court documents.
Richardson sent the police officer a text message relaying that the drugs were placed in a white bag inside the trash can and that the ecstasy was in the pill bottle. When asked by the police officer if he could buy more pills, Richardson reportedly said he gets drugs "all day everyday," according to court records.
According to police, Richardson gave instructions to put the money in the bushes.
Following the alleged transaction, Richardson was taken into custody.
The bag, which had been placed in the trash can, contained 87 percocet pills, two ecstasy pills and marijuana residue, according to court documents.
Richardson is being held at the Bucks County Correctional Facility in lieu of $500,000 bail. He awaits a preliminary hearing in district court next week.