‘Known Drug Offender’ in Abington Sentenced to State Time
The man, from the Willow Grove section of Abington, was sentenced following an arrest in July.
Leon Roselle Liggins, 42, of the 1700 block of North Hills Avenue, Willow Grove, was sentenced to state prison time earlier this week.
Liggins was sentenced to one-and-a-half to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to felony cocaine possession with intent to deliver stemming from a July arrest, according to a phillyburbs.com story.
According to police, Liggins was arrested July 28 after police conducted surveillance on him; police executed a search warrant on his house and two vehicles. When police approached Liggins, he fled on foot and threw a dollar bill containing a baggie of white powdery substance from his pocket. According to police, Liggins had 12 additional packages of suspected cocaine in his possession; the manner in which they were packaged indicated that they were intended to be delivered.
Abington Police called Liggins a “known drug offender” and said that he has a prior history of resisting arrest.
Liggins was also arrested in August following a traffic stop in Abington. According to police, while Liggins was being placed in handcuffs, he fled and was tasered. Police found seven bags of cocaine in his left cargo pocket in a sandwich bag.