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Towamencin Sisters Accused of Oxycodone Dealing

Ebony Slocum, 32, and Darrina Slocum, 34, of the 100 block of Berwick Place, were arrested by Lansdale Police and Towamencin Township Police for allegedly selling Oxycodone and Percocet from their home, after a three-year investigation

After a nearly three-year investigation, Lansdale Police and Towamencin Township Police have arrested and charged two sisters for allegedly dealing Oxycodone and Percocet from their Berwick Place home in Chatham Village in Towamencin.

Darrina Slocum, 34, and Ebony Slocum, 32, of the 100 block of Berwick Place, face numerous felony drug dealing charges stemming from a November 2012 incident, police said.

Darrina Slocum is free on $10,000 unsecured bail, set by District Judge Harold Borek, according to court records. 

Darrina has a preliminary hearing March 14 at 1:15 p.m. in Lansdale.

Ebony Slocum remains incarcerated at Montgomery County prison in lieu of $75,000 cash bail, according to court records. Ebony has a preliminary hearing set for Feb. 26 at 11 a.m. in Lansdale district court.

Darrina Slocum is charged with the following:

  • Felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver
  • Felony conspiracy to possess a controlled susbtance with intent
  • Misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance
  • Misdemeanor purchase/receipt of a controlled substance

Ebony Slocum is charged with the following:

  • Four felony counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver
  • Two felony counts of criminal use of a communication device
  • Felony conspiracy to possess a controlled substance with intent
  • Four misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance
  • Four misdemeanor counts of purchase/receipt of a controlled substance

Darrina Slocum was arrested at her home on Jan. 19, following execution of a search warrant by Lansdale and Towamencin Police officers and detectives, police said.

Ebony Slocum, who was believed to be somewhere in Philadelphia, was arrested Jan. 29 after turning herself in to Lansdale Police, police said.

An investigation began in late 2010 when Lansdale Police received reports that Ebony Slocum was allegedly selling Percocet, police said.

Officers made controlled purchases from Ebony Slocum at her former apartment on West Main Street in Lansdale, police said, between February and March 2011.

Ebony Slocum, police said, moved to Norristown a day before Lansdale Police were going to execute a search warrant on her West Main Street apartment in March 2011.

In September 2011, Lansdale Police received new information that Ebony Slocum was allegedly selling Oxycodone from her Norristown home, police said. 

During that investigation, Ebony Slocum moved a second time to an unknown location in the Lansdale area, police said.

Lansdale Police Street Crimes Unit received information in November 2012 that Ebony and Darrina Slocum were allegedly selling painkillers in the Lansdale area, and resided on Berwick Place, police said.

Between November 2012 and January 2013, controlled purchases of Oxycodone were made from both sisters, police said, at various locaitons throughout the North Penn area, including Lansdale.

On a Jan. 19 search warrant execution, police seized Oxycodone pills allegedly prescribed to Darrina Slocum, police said. The prescription bottle indicated that 80 pills were filled on Jan. 14.

Of those 80 pills, 59 were missing on the day of the search, police said.

DELIAH ONE January 30, 2013 at 06:46 PM
Messed with their eyes......... Dip-sticks should rot in jail!
Kelly January 30, 2013 at 06:52 PM
What I want to know is who are the customers of these people? Do they live in Towamencin? I'm just hoping they're not local kids that go to NPHS. Not that I think kids, or adults, from other towns should be buying drugs, but I always used to think this was such a nice area to live in. I guess this shows that drug use and criminals are everywhere.
KJB January 30, 2013 at 06:55 PM
Filthadelphia trash strikes again! Wish they stay out of our nice town. Good job Lansdale PD!
Kelly January 30, 2013 at 07:00 PM
KJB - do you think that people from Philadelphia are coming to buy the drugs, too? Or are Towamencin residents giving the "Filthadelphia trash" sellers a reason to live here and sell? Because, frankly, that makes us trash, too.
Bob Paskill January 30, 2013 at 07:08 PM
what doctor precribes 80 oxycodones to a loser like that
Bob Paskill January 30, 2013 at 07:11 PM
three year investigation ? you would think they could clear out half of lansdale in that time
Mr. MacGyver January 30, 2013 at 11:52 PM
It was people - adults - making buys at all hours, mostly late at night or the wee hours of the morning. They were mostly from the Philadelphia area, not local.
Theodore J. Leichner January 31, 2013 at 10:23 AM
Flush it...
Jen January 31, 2013 at 02:41 PM
You peoole sound ridiculous theres drugs n trashy people everywhere im so tired of getting on here and reading negative comments about people lansdale and surrounding areas have always had drugs and trashy people it has nothing to do w philadelphians or as you say filthadelphians your the trash for saying that
Kelly January 31, 2013 at 03:25 PM
Sorry Jen - I didn't mean to offend. I was just asking who the customers are. I made no assumptions that they were from Philadelphia or Lansdale or Towamencin. I was only asking so that I could know if my kids will grow up going to school with drug users/drug dealers. I've always thought that Towamenci/Kulpsville/Harleysville were nice quiet "farm" towns, but I'm starting to ask questions about it for my kids sake. Obviously the dealers live here, so I want to know if the users live here, too. Please don't be offended - just trying to answer questions and open up dialogue. Communication is a good thing, right?
DELIAH ONE January 31, 2013 at 07:18 PM
My husband is from Philadelphia and he as well as many call it filthadelphia. Freedom of speech and is based on personal experience as well as the news. Not exactly the city of brotherly love. The more you read the more philly addresses come to light. Yes there are trashy drug dealers everywhere but being from this farm area all I can see is city. Houses being stuffed anywhere there is an inch of space. over population. I quiet area gone and the city elements are here. Just going to be another extension of the city. really quite sad. Trash the town and move on to the next and trash that. I dont care where the trash is coming from but I am glad the police are out there busting them left and right. Lets not make it easier for the dealers lets make it easier for the police. If you see it..... report it.
Inside Man January 31, 2013 at 07:21 PM
local kids are buying from all local dealers. yes NP school district has a severe drug problem as they have always had. stop acting likely this white town does nothing wrong!
DELIAH ONE January 31, 2013 at 07:33 PM
wow, how racial. hardly just a white town and my brother in law who is black and sitting here knows racial and a fool.
Kelly January 31, 2013 at 08:15 PM
Inside Man - you didn't need to go there. There are quite a few upstanding black citizens that live in Towamencin. A couple of them go to my church. One of them is super close to me and my kids and he & his white wife have beautiful kids of their own. He grew up in Camden and he is not a drug dealer (shocker!), he is a chef! Don't act like only white people live here and that we are AT ALL saying that black people caused the drug problem. I think YOU are the one that is jumping to that conclusion.
Mr. MacGyver January 31, 2013 at 10:59 PM
"This white town?" Send like a pretty multi-cultural town to me. And, I'm pretty sure the "ladies" who got busted weren't white. Three folks they were dealing to were all different colors ... White, black and everything in between. Why would you bring race into this when no one was pointing fingers or laying blame? Isn't this a big enough problem by itself without making it race thing? I have $5 that says you can't even guess what shade of skin I have. Bone head.
Theodore J. Leichner January 31, 2013 at 11:40 PM
Drugs are bad..
Harry POTter February 01, 2013 at 02:40 AM
Stop Snitchin
DELIAH ONE February 01, 2013 at 06:40 PM
INDEED, ALSO WELL SAID.
DELIAH ONE February 01, 2013 at 06:41 PM
WELL SAID.
Michel February 02, 2013 at 01:01 PM
I'm going to say this and leave it alone. the opiad pain killer epidemic is not new. Ther's a movie called "Drugstore Cowboy". It stars Matt Dillon. Anyone of us who have ever been in a automobile accident and suffered a bodily injury, went to the E.R. and was probably prescribed something for pain. Opiates are father to dam near all the pain killing narcotics- Morphine, Percocet, Vicodin, Dilaudid, Fentynal, Oxycodone, OxyContin, etc. Working in the substance abuse field, most I'm talking %84 of my clients are from the North Penn area, and more than half of them started out as prescription painkiller abusers who were prescribed narcotics because of an accident, surgery, or other serious bodily injury. The wrong is not in the treatment, it's how do you get off of something that from the very first dose takes away ALL the pain ? Now after the pain is gone, the person has this full blown addiction that, and this is a FACT- they did not even know they had until they try to stop taking the medication....BAMM! Here comes the withdrawl. To sum it up, we have a serious problem people, because when people like this gentleman here can't supply his "customers", they'll have no problem going down Kensington & Allegheny with $15 to cop some Heroine, cause the fact of the matter is it's 10 times cheaper, and kills more people than car accidents every year.
Michel February 02, 2013 at 01:13 PM
Just to add, America loves to play the blame game. Purdue Pharmaceuticals has made consistently since the inauguration of it's flagship drug, OxyContin, more than $37 Billion plus a year. This drug is so powerful, if a toddler ingest it by accident, Poison Control will not help. These type of drugs have killed most of our favorite entertainers, and is so easy to obtain, it's replacing Marijuana as the gateway drug. Purdue is the real dealer here. They discovered something they knew would get people hooked, knew it would spread like wildfire and convinced the Government that it was safe. Now, just like Asbetos, Nicotine, Alcohol, we want to blame common folk and champion responsibility. Tell your Congressman and State Rep about this, make them do something. It's a revolving cycle. This Smalgaski guy was an oppurtunist, his arrest stops NOTHING. All it establishes is my tax dollars taking care of anoither grown man, that's it. This epidemic is INCREDIBLE! Kudos for the Police dept, but in the bigger picture is that this guy is not even a Guppy, these drugs are being prescribed by drug dealers who are posing as Pain Management doctors, and Pain Specialists, and it's legal. Wake up people..
Happy one March 12, 2013 at 07:20 PM
I'm happy that got caught its sad people think that can screw the system and these women have kids how is that a good role model well at least after three years they have enough evidence to keep them for a long long time good job police
It don't matter April 09, 2013 at 11:36 PM
At the end of the day, drug dealers, are no worse than drug users!! Both are consenting to exchange whatever!! This town is no safer, cause there are drug users, and new dealers waiting to replace them!! Shame on you who bring race into it!! The users live in that town, right next to Philadelphia and nobody complains about them and why they keep calling dealers into your town!! You county folks need to stop blaming people for your problems. And locking up drug dealers, doesn't stop the fiend from wanting it, it makes them scheme harder to get it!! This problem started in your homes, so maybe yaw need to fix that first!! To this day, I have yet to see a drug dealer, beat somebody in the head to buy drugs!! These stats are ridiculousness!!

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