Major Drug Dealer Busted! in Routine Speed Trap

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A major illegal drug dealer is snared in a routine speed enforcement detail in Lancaster County.  East Hempfield Township Police had set up the speed trap in the 3300 block of Nolt Road on Monday.  Just before 3 pm Officer William Watt stopped a black 2002 Fork pickup that was clocked at 45 mph in the 25 mph speed zone. The driver, 48-year-old Richard Seery was alone in the truck. As he approached the pickup, Officer Watt detected the strong odor of marijuana.  When questioned about the smell, Seery voluntarily handed over 15 grams of marijuana.  Initiating a search Officer Watt found an additional small amount of marijuana and $1,300 cash.   Officer Watt then called upon  his K-9 German Shepherd partner, “Ringo”, who is trained to sniff narcotics.  “Ringo” detected the presence of more marijuana somewhere in the truck.

A further search of the pickup at the police station uncovered 17 pounds of marijuana in a luggage bag hidden in the passenger compartment.  Police obtained a warrant and searched Seery’s home in the 100 block of Treetops Drive.  They uncovered 29 additional grams of marijuana, 3.5 grams of Psilocybin mushrooms, $4,000 in cash, two handguns, and drug paraphernalia.  The marijuana had a street value of $20,000 and was packaged and ready for sell.  Officers also searched a self storage unit rented by Seery and seized an AK-47 semi-automatic rifle and another handgun.

The pickup and cash were seized as suspected assets from the sale of marijuana.

Charges against Seery include, Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana, 2 counts of Possession of Marijuana, Possession of psilocybin Mushrooms and Speeding. Seery was arraigned and sent to Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $500,000 cash bail.





  • LTC(Ret)

    Alright, fellows; where the heck is the gun charge for those weapons he should not have had? If you want gun control, DO YOUR JOB! Why waste your time on honest citizens when you have this crook in hand. Nail him on the gun charge!!!!!!!!!! Possession of a firearm in the commission of a federal felony (the drugs charge) is a federal crime. DO YOUR JOB!!!!!!!!!

  • Disgusted

    An he'll plead guilty. Get a 1y to 2y sentence and be out on a RRRI early release. It's marijuana, plea deals are made everyday. These are the people that are using those weapons illegally & should be charged with weapons violations. SMH

  • Julian

    i swear to god if something doesn't change in the drug laws soon im gonna lose all hope for this stupid world. stop waisting ur time arresting people for drugs! its NEVER going to disappear! safe recreational drugs in moderation like cannabis, pure MDMA, psilocybin mushrooms, and a few others should just be friggin legalized! people don't understand, yes parents want to protect the youth from drugs but throwing a small time drug dealer or simply a user with possession in jail and giving them a criminal record which will ruin their lives is so morally wrong and stupid! how can u not see it… or are you just following the others saying drugs are bad period end of story… yes most drugs when used irresponsibly can cause a lot of harm but you really think small time dealers and people with possession deserve to be in jail and have a record for the rest of their lives??!! im so sick of all you close minded people saying we should continue this war on drugs… you cant possibly understand what its like to have a small amount of marijuana on you or a small amount of mdma for you and your friends to have a fun night together and end up getting arrested and losing your relationship with your family, not being able to get a job, and basically just destroying every dream for a future you ever had. Life is short, and im serious when i say that, you can literally be a second away from getting a heart attack, being hit by a car, and being at the wrong place at the wrong time, people take life for granted. Now because someone decides for themselves that they want to smoke weed, do magic mushrooms once in a while, or take mdma at home with their friends and talk about life and hug each other we deserve to be thrown in prison and lose our entire life! of course some of you reading this are saying well then dont do it… humans dont work that way… just because its illegal isnt going to stop anyone from using these mind altering substances. Now of course not all these drugs should be legalized in the way as the 2 biggest killers and poisons in the world alcohol and tobacco but the harder drugs like heroin or cocaine should be only sold in licensed stores or by licensed doctors where they keep record of their usage and can offer them drug treatment to get help. But drugs like LSD, marijuana, MDMA, psilocybin mushrooms, DMT, ayahuasca, hashish, and a few others are known by scientist who have researched the drugs that they are relatively safe in moderation and definitely much safer then the legal substances like alcohol, tobacco, legal highs, and prescription pills. Some people have even benefited from some of these drugs, people have had life changing experiences with psychedelics such as lsd and psilocybin and the drugs are even currently being used to treat depression and drug addiction and the success rates are extremely high, you dont believe me… look it up on google. Also MDMA is being used to treat anxiety, depression, and post traumatic stress disorder(PTSD) and the success rates are also extremely high and MDMA is being found to be an actually very safe drug which a lot of people will disagree with but like i said look it up… the risks are extremely exaggerated and false, ecstasy has caused in the past years less deaths then peanut allergies and all drugs in general… its really amazing how people at drug centres and police will keep telling young people that one hit of ecstasy can be your last is so full of crap… every year theres only about 20 deaths from ecstasy and were talking about the impure street aldutered version of MDMA here where ecstasy pills can contain anything from meth to dangerous research chemicals. Of those 20 deaths only about 3 were drug overdoses and a few were caused by dancing all night in a rave till 10 in the morning without drinking water and being so dehydrated that you die or by having an unknown heart condition and the rest were caused by too high a combination of dangerous drugs. Now what if MDMA was legalized and sold only in specific stores or online and it was made by government licensed pharmacists making the product 100% pure and telling the users the exact dosage… wouldn't that be nice or are you still from the 70's era believing the flawed study that ecstasy causes brain damage by causing holes… im not saying that MDMA cant be damaging it forsure can but regulating it and educating users on using responsibly would eliminate many of the problems caused by prohibition and would even more importantly not throw users in jail and giving them records labelling them as criminals. Instead of the police tracking down killers, rapists, kidnappers, and gangs they are wasting all their time on drugs. Anyways i doubt writing this will make a difference but I can only hope that I have at least opened one person's eyes… I've witnessed what making drugs illegal has done to people and friends of mine… their families want nothing to do with them, they are struggling to find a job and just make enough to eat and have a roof over their head, they are depressed and miserable, and they cant do anything with their future and always have the law breathing over their neck and people judging them all the time. If i got one person to understand my point then I succeeded in writing this, all the best take care and hopefully we can together stop this whole damn thing one day…

    • AJS III

      Probition has caused the birth of organized crime that is threating our very freedom in the USA. So much money is bieng made by BOTH sides that niether one wants it to stop. Cigerettes killed my Father,Mother and two older sisters. I do not drink or do drugs now but have spent over 7 yrs. in prison over the last 40 yrs. that have seen BOTH sides. Education and not legistation is the answer. Break the backs of orginized crime and legalize, save our country. AJS III

  • bob

    This is retarded.. Drug War has failed.. It will never end like the War on Terror or the US deficit.. its all a sham to control the people and lock up anyone they choose.

    *** the drug war, spend those tax dollars.. won’t stop a single thing.

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