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Alleged drug kingpin in court in Montgomery County, Pa.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

An alleged drug kingpin who police say terrorized West Norristown for the better part of a decade appeared in court Tuesday.

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26-year-old Ryan Gavlick is charged with five other members of his alleged gang.

Authorities say Gavlick ran a sophisticated marijuana distribution operation using multiple cell phones.

Police have been tracking him since 2005.

A new wiretap law passed last year allowed narcotics officers to gather more evidence and move in.

The full list of those arrested and charged are:

1) Ryan Gavlick
862 Schuylkill Avenue, Apt. 328
Pottstown, PA 19465

- Corrupt Organization
- Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance
- Criminal Conspiracy
- Criminal Use of a Telecommunication Facility
- Dealing in Proceeds of Unlawful Activities
- Violation of the Uniform Firearms Act

2) Jason Bishop
1249 North 56th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19131

- Corrupt Organization
- Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance
- Criminal Conspiracy
- Criminal Use of a Telecommunication Facility
- Dealing in Proceeds of Unlawful Activities

3) Phillip Williams
410 Centre Avenue
Norristown, PA 19403

- Corrupt Organization
- Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance
- Criminal Conspiracy
- Criminal Use of a Telecommunication Facility
- Dealing in Proceeds of Unlawful Activities
- Violation of the Uniform Firearms Act

4) Jeremy Rotruck
163 Rebel Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406

- Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance
- Criminal Conspiracy
- Criminal Use of a Telecommunication Facility
- Dealing in Proceeds of Unlawful Activities

5) Woodley J. Baptiste
1249 North 56th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19131

- Corrupt Organization
- Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance
- Criminal Conspiracy
- Possession of a Controlled Substance

6) Teaira Thompson
862 Schuylkill Avenue, Apt 328
Pottstown, PA 19465

- Violation of the Uniform Firearms Act

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