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Warrant for Drug Felonies Issued Against Missing Lansdale Man

Lansdale Police continue their effort to find Joseph Sarni, 38, of Walnut Street. An arrest warrant, meanwhile, has been issued charging with numerous narcotics offenses

While Lansdale Police have issued an arrest warrant in his absence charging him with felony and misdemeanor drug possession and dealing offenses.

Lansdale Police released the following statement following the issuance of the arrest warrant:

A number of our officers know Joe through the local businesses he worked for.  Though an arrest warrant has been issued, our primary focus is to continue to investigate Joe’s recent disappearance and ensure his safe return.     

The warrant charges Sarni with the following narcotics offenses:

  • Felony Possession with Intent To Deliver a Controlled Substance
  • Four counts of Misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Misdemeanor Possession With Intent To Use Drug Paraphernalia
  • Misdemeanor Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana
  • Misdemeanor Receipt in Commerce

In June 2012, Lansdale Police received information that Sarni was allegedly selling cocaine, marijuana and narcotics in the borough, police said.

Police made controlled buys of cocaine and Suboxone from Sarni, police said.

As a result of those purchases, a search warrant was issued for Sarni's apartment on the 500 block of Walnut Street, police said.

Police served the search warrant on June 29.

Seized in Sarni's apartment were drugs and paraphernalia, police said, including cocaine and Suboxone. All drugs were analyzed by an independent laboratory, police said.

Soboxone is a controlled substance that is used for the treatment of people addicted to opiates like heroin and painkillers.

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Mark Hasbro July 20, 2012 at 10:34 PM
MISSING????? How about on the RUN!!!! For all you people who painted this kid a saint.... HA! FLIPPING! HA! HA! HA! Also if he is some international MC rap star, what the hell is he doing living in a rental in Lansdale, working at a detail shop????
Alicia July 20, 2012 at 10:48 PM
38 is not a kid, but I agree with you. Logic would suggest that his disappearance was based on knowledge he was about to be charged.
Mark Hasbro July 20, 2012 at 11:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuAbcgvEX5k This is the link to this superstars video. A real pioneer!!! Go get em DUBB2 NO TALENT AT ALL!!!
big jon July 21, 2012 at 01:19 AM
And the truth comes out lol....either he ran or he got killed by someone in his drug world.
Kasey Pavin July 21, 2012 at 12:22 PM
You people need to get a life and stop commenting and laughing at the expense of other people pain. You think you know the whole story....? Wake the F**k up....he's human...a person with a mother and family and people who love him...whether he was a drug dealer or not. Don't put yourself on a pedestal above him because from the sound of it you are inconsiderate low life's with nothing better to do but find humor in someone else's misfortune!!
KingPin July 21, 2012 at 02:06 PM
I know Joe very well! When he used to live with jill an her kids i would chill with him. Did he hook up some people with weed ya but who don't these days? Suboxone is a safe way to control pain problems an heroin withdrawl. I've been on suboxone for years an I thank god for it as I'm still alive.Joe was never into coke when i would hang with him always painpills. An I helped him get off them! I think he's running from the undercover coke buy. Or he owed the coke man a nice peace of money an they took him to work dealing out of a building in north philly until his dept is paid. I've seen this happen to people. I pray you alive joe an not dead somewhere brother.
Mark Hasbro July 21, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Kingpin, You have been on Suboxone for years.. thats a good thing, as you probably don't use pain pills or heroin anymore. Also I am sure have a prescription for them, which makes them legal. Selling them on the street is illegal. I also hope he is alive somewhere. Kasey, I know he is human, and I respect that. The reason I am all over this is his dumbass sister tried to make him to be this perfect little choir boy. If you know his sister you would know that she is a complete phsyco, always talking shit on people, always with the drama. I am a big believer in Karma, what goes around and all that. She is finally getting some of the BS she passed around back. Believe me no one deserves it more than her I could give you a list of at least 35 decent people she has screwed over, ruined their relatioship, cost them their home, cost them their kids, put them in jail with her lies, cost them a fortune in legal fees, simply by opening her mouth. Everytime she opens her mouth a lie comes out, and its time she had a little sorrow in her life
Toys r. Us July 21, 2012 at 08:41 PM
Hasbro you're a toy. You must be the cream of the crop in lansdale. I googled you guess what you don't exist. How come your friends all 35 of them are in jail because some girl lied. They must be special too.
xo_enigma_ox July 22, 2012 at 12:09 PM
just because you and many others are not into the kind of music he was one of the first to contribute and bring about back in the day does not constitute it as "sh*t". Joe obviously was having a difficult time and I now am aware of things i wasnt aware of with this article and guess what - it doesnt matter to me. btw, he is missing -- STILL. As i stated in the other article you were trying to trash him and his family on -- Seems to me that you know the most about this situtation and Im still wondering why you are not at the police station assisting with locating Joe. Especially since you KNOW that he is not dead somewhere but in fact a fugituve being harbored (according to your statements). and again, your animosity is very apparent for Joes's sister and it seems very obvious to me that you really do NOT know Joe. what exactly did she lie about mark? that he was missing? that she and others suspect that there is foul play involved? she didnt paint a saint...she painted her brother, she stated facts - however...what you are on doing on these articles is what is called "Hearsay" and "Slander".
xo_enigma_ox July 22, 2012 at 12:54 PM
and just for sh*ts and giggles - i do not know Joe's sister - i know Joe. and you can call me a loser all you want because it wont affect me one bit...you have already discredited yourself with your own nasty, opinionated and slanderous comments. since you have so much animosity toward Joe's sister and seem to feel obligated by some means to seek joy in others pain - would that not be motive for YOU in this situation????? *smh* at the stupidity of some people.
KingPin July 22, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Mark, I hate the fact I have to be on this medication all due to my back,L4,L5,S1. I never was on heroin the dr put me on oxy's an a ton of them which i got hooked to not by choice,But i was the one who saught help because i saw how other people where dying from the shit! I believe Joe's underwater somewhere or cut up, but I hope an pray he's alive as he's a person like you an me. When you F over someone in the coke business you will be killed! I believe his dealer"big fish" found out he"Joe little fish" got popped an the ball was coming his way an he dumped the "little fish" to protect his big money business! Snitches get Stiches an end up Dead in ditches. !SNITHCHES ARE A DYING BREED!

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