2014-01-09 / Local & State

Lawyer Facing Drug Charges Waives Hearing

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A suburban Philadelphia criminal defense attorney charged with selling prescription painkillers to an undercover police detective has waived his preliminary hearing, sending the case to county court.

Police allege 53-year-old Gregory Noonan of Towamencin Township sold the undercover detective nearly 400 oxycodone pills at $15 apiece while sitting in his Jaguar parked outside his Norristown law office.

Montgomery County prosecutors charged Noonan last month with multiple drug-related counts, including a charge of selling drugs within 1,000 feet of an elementary school.

The Times-Herald said Friday a trial date will be set after Noonan’s formal arraignment in February. He remains incarcerated in lieu of $99,000 cash bail.

Noonan recently represented a doctor charged with prescribing Oxycodone to drug addicts and related crimes. The doctor was found guilty on Nov. 22.

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