According to Marple Police Chief Tom Murray, the undercover drug buy was performed by the Marple Police Drug Task Force in which the dealer was to deliver packages of Heroin to an undercover officer.
"The drug deal went down and the undercover drug officer made the transaction. At this time, a uniformed officer went to make the arrest in which a fight ensued," said Murray.
Murray said the fight started inside the building and continued outside when the dealer eventually fled to a waiting car driven by an accomplice. A foot pursuit ensued by officers and a gunshot was fired by an officer in an attempt to stop the vehicle.
"The car tried to run and an officer fired one shot into the tire in an attempt to disable the vehicle," said Murray.
The vehicle was eventually stopped by police and 10 bundles of Heroin were recovered during the arrest, said Murray. The entire narcotics sting lasted approximately 10 minutes. No injuries were reported and one Newtown Township Police officer also responded to the scene.
The dealer and accomplice were identified as Timothy Barlow, 26, of Philadelphia, and Tinesha Barlow, 24, of Harleysville. An arraignment was held on Oct. 20 before Magistrate District Judge Nicholas Lippincott.
Bail was set for $150,000 each and no cash option was given to both Timothy and Tinesha Barlow. Both were unable to post bail and remain in Delaware County Prison.
Timothy Barlow faces the following charges: Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver; Int Poss Contr Subst By Per Not Reg; Use/Poss Of Drug Paraph; Conspiracy–Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver; Conspiracy–Int Poss Contr Subst By Per Not Reg; Aggravated Assault; Simple Assault; Recklessly Endangering Another Person; Resist Arrest/Other Law Enforce; and Criminal Use Of Communication Facility.
Tinesha Barlow faces the following charges: Aggravated Assault; Simple Assault; two counts of Accident Involv Damage Attended Vehicle/Prop; Fail Stop And Give Infor Render Aid; Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver; Conspiracy–Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver; Int Poss Contr Subst By Per Not Reg; Conspiracy–Int Poss Contr Subst By Per Not Reg; Use/Poss Of Drug Paraph; Conspiracy–Use/Poss Of Drug Paraph; Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Officer; and Recklessly Endangering Another Person.
A preliminary hearing for both have been scheduled for Oct. 25 at District Court #32-2-46.
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