On June 22, 2012, Lansdale Police executed a search warrant for the residence of John Nicholas Gallagher, 45, of Lansdale and found three large bundles of heroin on Gallagher, who was in the home at the time of the search. An additional 36 more bags that were found throughout the residence.
Most of the bags were stamped “Top Dog”, the same brand of suspected heroin recovered during a string of prostitution arrests from earlier in the month that yielded information that heroin procured by defendants in that case were provided by a “John G.”.
Gallagher was arraigned on charges of possession with intent to deliver heroin, drug possession, and possession of drug paraphernalia by District Justice Thomas Palladino of Pottstown, who set bail at $7,500. Bail was later posted by Gallagher. No word on whether he was represented by a Montgomery County criminal lawyer at the proceeding.
As a Montgomery County Drug Lawyer who handles drug charged like possession with intent to deliver cases, I can tell you that Gallagher probably possessed enough heroin to trigger mandatory sentencing that, if convicted, will land him in state prison for some time. Other mandatory sentences could apply if Gallagher’s home was near a school zone or day care center. Tough sledding ahead for “John G”.