Pottstown man draws prison on drug trafficking charges

Sadye Matula

NORRISTOWN — A Pottstown man determined in court docket papers as a member of a homegrown avenue gang is on his way to jail for trafficking heroin or fentanyl in the borough. Jamir Q. Mitchell, 22, of the 100 block of South Roland Street, was sentenced in Montgomery County Courtroom […]

NORRISTOWN — A Pottstown man determined in court docket papers as a member of a homegrown avenue gang is on his way to jail for trafficking heroin or fentanyl in the borough.

Jamir Q. Mitchell, 22, of the 100 block of South Roland Street, was sentenced in Montgomery County Courtroom 4 to 8 many years in a point out correctional facility soon after he pleaded responsible to several fees of possession with intent to deliver controlled substances in connection with 4 drug transactions that transpired involving March and August of 2019.

Assistant District Lawyer Gabrielle Hughes argued for a state jail phrase in opposition to Mitchell, which includes consecutive phrases for just about every drug transaction, expressing Mitchell was pumping “poisonous drugs” into the community.

“Each sale, just about every bag, is a likelihood for a person to overdose or die,” Hughes argued, including each and every time Mitchell sold medication he placed people in risk.

Mitchell’s arrest was the consequence of an investigation by Pottstown law enforcement that involved so-referred to as managed drug buys in the course of which Mitchell, who also listed an handle in the 300 block of North Evans Avenue, offered packaged heroin/fentanyl to informants on many occasions.

In courtroom papers, detectives taken care of Mitchell “is a member of the road gang recognised as BGB (Bud Gang Bitch)” who has “BGB” tattooed on his hand. Detectives alleged Mitchell is a rap artist who raps about the gang and that his songs videos posted on social media entail persons displaying firearms.

Detectives alleged that “many associates of this gang have been arrested and convicted for drug trafficking and firearms offenses.”

Hughes pointed out that immediately after Mitchell was billed with the drug offenses he dedicated other crimes that involved an tried theft and firearms offenses of which he was convicted and for which he is nonetheless awaiting sentencing. Hughes argued Mitchell’s perform escalated and that he poses an undue possibility to the local community.

Choose Thomas C. Branca reported he far too was troubled by Mitchell’s subsequent legal conduct dedicated whilst he was on bail awaiting court action on the 2019 drug prices.

“That tells me that the defendant does pose a danger to the neighborhood, not only as a drug dealer but as somebody in possession of a weapon,” claimed Branca, who imposed consecutive jail terms against Mitchell for the different drug product sales to get to the 4-to-8-12 months sentence. “Anything fewer would ignore the danger that the defendant poses to the community.”

Ahead of learning his fate, Mitchell, who was represented by defense attorney Laurie Jubelirer, apologized for his “mistakes.”

“I just want to say I apologize for my past. I created problems and I’m staying a gentleman about it, admitting my guilt, using my plea,” Mitchell addressed the decide.

In April, Mitchell pleaded guilty to a cost of tried robbery in connection with a Jan. 24, 2021, incident through which he and yet another man participated in the attempted gunpoint theft of a male in the rear of the 300 block of North Evans Street, in accordance to court files. Mitchell is at present awaiting a sentencing hearing in that scenario.

Mitchell also is awaiting sentencing just after becoming convicted at a demo of costs of a human being not to have a firearm, possessing a firearm with an altered serial number, working in proceeds of illegal actions and possession with intent to deliver managed substances in link with incidents that occurred in March 2021 in the borough.

Mitchell is scheduled to be sentenced for the other convictions in June.

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