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Alleged Heroin Dealer Arrested After Six-Month Probe

Paul Michael Gensert, 33, of the 300 block of Acorn Street, was arrested Feb. 1.

A Lansdale man convicted in 2010 of drug dealing was arrested by Lansdale Police on Feb. 1 for allegedly selling heroin in the borough, following a six-month investigation by the Lansdale Police Street Crimes Unit.

Paul Michael Gensert, 33, of the 300 block of Acorn Street, was charged with felony possession with intent to distribute, two misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance, two misdemeanor counts of possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor receipt/purchase of a controlled substance, police said.

Gensert was arraigned before District Judge Thomas Palladino of Pottstown, who set bail at $25,000 cash, according to court documents. 

Gensert was unable to post bail and remains incarcerated at Montgomery County prison, according to court records.

Gensert was in violation of probation, and a detainer was filed against him with the Montgomery County probation department, police said.

A preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 26 before District Judge Harold Borek.

Police said an investigation began in August 2012 after Lansdale Police received information about a subject named "Paulie" who was allegedly selling heroin from his home near a bar on North Cannon Avenue.

In January 2013, further information developed, which led to the subject being identified as Gensert, police said.

Lansdale detectives made several controlled purchases allegedly from Gensert in January, police said.  

On Feb. 1 at 4 p.m., detectives served a search warrant on Gensert's home and on his Ford pickup truck, police said. Drug paraphernalia was seized during the search of his home, police said.

Gensert was under police surveillance that day, police said.

Police said Gensert was stopped on North Cannon Avenue while driving his Ford pickup.

Gensert allegedly had six glassine bags of suspected heroin in his possession, police said.

Gensert received seven years probation after pleading guilty in Montgomery County court in April 2010 to felony manufacture/possession/delivery of a controlled substance, according to court documents. 

According to court records, Gensert was charged in March 2009 by Hatfield Township Police with two felony count of manufacture/delivery/possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, two felony counts of criminal use of a cell phone, two misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance and two misdemeanor counts of use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

The remaining charges were sought for prosecution by the Commonwealth in 2010.

Neighbor February 15, 2013 at 05:40 PM
I hated him in school cause he was such a jerk. Thought he grew up a few years back. He pulled over & gave me a jump during rush hour when my alternator was going. Such a shame to resort to that for income especially because most people end up doing their product. It's really sad but being someone who as a child watched it ruin lives, I'm glad they got another dealer of that crap out of town. I hope they get them all! If you are an addict and want to ruin your life, go for it. Man up and risk your life to get it in Philly if its that important, but don't share what you bring back. Keep your destruction to yourself. There's people our age with children left in this town who are watching the town and people we grew up with go to crap because of it.
Patch5 February 21, 2013 at 04:16 PM
Thanks Sweptoff. He is a great guy.
WhatThe ActualFuck February 21, 2013 at 09:28 PM
peanut got caught with weed and his bail is 50,000, does that seem incredibly racist to anyone?
Patch5 February 28, 2013 at 04:25 PM
It's because Peanut is black. Obvious.
HateLansdaleSoMuch March 02, 2013 at 10:30 PM
U ppl know nothin about this guy,, no he shouldnt hav his kid taken, like its be en said, sorry that ppl hav to resort ti fked up stuff just to take care of their families,, cause the economy is messed up&as for peanut (what an original name) maybe he or she should hav had a lawyer on retainer,, cause I know my boy was atleast smart enough to have one of those since he was a juvenile,, Paulie, no matter what u got family that loves u&knows what a great dad, hubby, brother, son, friend&more that u r then a "drug dealer" im so glad I left Lansdale a long time ago

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