Alleged Lansdale School Zone Pot Dealer Heads to Trial

Robert Dewayne Weyant, 19, is charged with selling marijuana to two individuals over a two-month investigation at his home near Penndale Middle School. Weyant also had a charge withdrawn in a separate drug case in Lansdale.

Lansdale teenager Robert Dewayne Weyant heads to Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas for trial on numerous drug felonies for allegedly selling marijuana in a school zone at his Woodland Drive home.

Weyant, 19, waived all charges from a March 15 arrest to a May 22 county arraignment on Tuesday afternoon. Weyant is charged with three felony counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, three misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance, three misdemeanor counts of use and possession of drug paraphernalia, and misdemeanor possession of marijuana, according to court records.

But that's not all—Weyant had a second case before Judge Harold Borek in Lansdale District Court Tuesday.

This case involved a Nov. 27, 2012 incident, where Weyant was a passenger in the vehicle. He wasn't arrested until Jan. 4, 2013, according to court records.

In this case, Weyant was facing a misdemeanor charge of possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use and a misdemeanor count of use/possession of drug paraphernalia, according to court records.

The marijuana possession charge was withdrawn on Tuesday.

Weyant's bail was modified in the felony case to $5,000 straight, according to court records. His bail in the misdemeanor case remains at 10 percent of $1,000 cash, according to court records. Weywant would need to post both bails in order to be released from Montgomery County prison.

In the felony case, Lansdale Police Street Crimes Unit detectives, who are also members of the county district attorney's drug task force, received multiple reports in February 2013 from residents and confidential informants that Weyant was allegedly dealing marijuana from his Woodland Drive home since February 2011.

His home is across the street from Penndale Middle School on Penn Street, and falls in the school zone.

During the third week in February 2013, Lansdale Police Street Crimes Unit received information that Weyant was going to engage in an alleged drug transaction at his home, according to the affidavit.

A street crimes detective was stationed nearby Weyant's home, when he saw Weyant exit his home and meet with an individual outside his home for an alleged drug transaction, according to the affidavit. Weyant then re-entered his home.

Lansdale Police received the marijuana allegedly sold by Weyant from the individual, according to the complaint.

During the third week in March, Lansdale Police witnessed another such alleged drug transaction by Weyant, according to the affidavit.

On March 15, at 10:55 a.m., Lansdale Police SCU detectives served a search warrant on Weyant's home. Weyant was found in his third-floor bedroom, police said.

A search of Weyant's bedroom uncovered one ounce of marijuana, a cell phone, Ziplock-brand baggies, a digital scale with marijuana residue and paperwork in Weyant's name, police said.

Four months earlier, Weyant was arrested during a traffic stop in Lansdale Borough. Five grams of marijuana was found in his front pants pocket, police said.

On Nov. 27, 2012, Lansdale Police saw Weyant enter a vehicle as its passenger. At the time, Weyant had two summary warrants, police said.

The vehicle was stopped by police at 12:15 p.m. at North Broad Street and West Ninth Street. Weyant was told to exit and informed of his warrants, according to the affidavit.

During a search, Weyant was asked if he had anything illegal on him. Weyant told police he had something in his front jeans pocket, according to the complaint.

Police said they found a sandwich bag filled with five heat-sealed gram baggies of marijuana, allegedly in Weyant's front pocket, according to the complaint.

Weyant told police the marijuana was for personal use, according to the complaint. No paraphernalia was found on him, police said.

Weyant waived his Miranda rights and told police he bought six gram bags of marijuana for $30 in Philadelphia, according to the complaint. He told police that he bought the baggies like that in the city, according to the complaint. 

All in all, the marijuana amounted to 4.99 grams, according to police.

TLA April 09, 2013 at 11:53 PM
OMG!!!!!! 5 grams of marijuana??????????? Send him to the chair!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bababugg79 April 10, 2013 at 05:00 PM
TLA - Really??? Do you not get that the main point of the article is that the dude was dealing drugs in a school zone? Or are you high too?
TLA April 18, 2013 at 12:05 AM
As a matter of fact yes.


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