Abington Man Gets Charges Dropped in Meth Ring Bust

Grady Dennis among defendants to have lowered, dropped charges; reduced bail.

Grady Dennis was among 27 suspects that were busted as a part of a $3.5 millon meth ring operation back in November 2012. The arrests, dubbed "Operation Blowout" found that many in Montgomery County were directly involved with the production, trafficking and sale of crystal methamphetamines in the Bucks and Montgoery county areas.

At the time, Dennis, 46, of Abington, was taken in and charged with criminal use of communication facility and dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities.

According to a report on Philly Burbs, Dennis' charges have now been dropped. Dennis is one of eight in the ring who had the charges reduced or dropped in a hearing on Friday, Jan. 25.

"On Friday, state prosecutor Andrew Rongaus withdrew charges of criminal use of communication facility and dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities for eight defendants: James Simmers, 49, of Bristol Township; Tina Wagner Erb, 51, of Bensalem; Grady Dennis, 46, of Abington; Scott Hopkinson Sr., 52, of Bristol Township; Joseph Ragnoli, 44, of Buckingham; Raul Cosme, 39, of Lewes, Del.; Judson Route, 62, of Roaring Branch, Pa.; and Jeffrey Terry, 49, of Reading," said the article.

The arrests made in November were part of a four-year undercover operation with authorities tracing meth from Central Pennsylvania all the way to Mexico.

Attorney General Linda Kelly called the arrests a "total team effort" at the time, according to Patch coverage in November 2012.

No statement was released noting the reason for Dennis' dropped charges. He was among eight others who had the identical charges dropped.

For the full Philly Burbs story, check this article link.


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