2010-09-30 / Front Page

15-Pound Marijuana Delivery Attempted

Coatesville man arrested in Fort Littleton
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz
STAFF WRITER

Dwayne Taltoan Dwayne Taltoan A Chester County man was taken into police custody last Tuesday morning when he attempted to deliver three buckets of marijuana to a residence in the village of Fort Littleton.

Dwayne Omar Taltoan of 1 Foundry Street, Coatesville, was apprehended at 7 a.m. by undercover Pennsylvania State Police officers at 176 Old Township Road, Fort Littleton. In Taltoan’s possession at the time of his arrest were 15 pounds of marijuana he was transporting to the home in buckets.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Charles Chaney, Taltoan had previously spoken with a confidential informant and offered a “good deal” with better pricing on a pound of marijuana if the deal was made during the next several days. Chaney added that Taltoan and the informant agreed to meet at 6 a.m. on September 21, with the informant purchasing 15 pounds of marijuana at the per-pound price of $1,200.

Taltoan, the charging documents allege, told the troopers he got the marijuana down east and he was delivering it for a fee of $300.

The marijuana was slated to be sent to the Pennsylvania State Police Crime Lab in Greensburg for further analysis and testing.

Taltoan was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne on two counts of “The Controlled Substance, Drug and Device and Cosmetic Act: Prohibited Acts; Penalties.” The counts range in severity from a felony one to misdemeanor one. He was remanded to Franklin County Prison in lieu of $75,000.

Taltoan’s preliminary hearing was set for Monday, September 27.

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