Gregory Noonan, Esq., a 53 year-old Norristown lawyer, was arrested yesterday on drug charges. Noonan allegedly sold 179 Oxycodone pills directly to an undercover Philadelphia police officer on November 23, and again yesterday allegedly sold 180 30-milligram pills to the officer for $3,250. Both sales were reportedly in his car outside of his office. Noonan was arraigned today on two counts of felony delivery of a controlled substance, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, and two counts of criminal use of a communications device. He was sent to Montgomery County prison in lieu of posting $250,000 bail, and his preliminary hearing will be January 3. Given the quantities alleged Mr. Noonan is likely facing the possibility of lengthy mandatory minimum state prison sentences.
This was not a good day for Montgomery County attorneys, as it has also been reported that all charges were held for further proceedings after the Preliminary Hearing for Bob Kerns, the former Montgomery County Republican Party Chairman charged with drugging and raping one of his employees after an office party at Radice in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. Magisterial District Judge Sobeck recused himself from the proceedings which instead were held before a visiting Senior Judge.