Sometime in 2006 I told my uncle John, who at the time was registered as a Republican, "You know the Chair of Area 14 of the Chester County Republican Committee is Richard Legree", he said, "That can't be he's a drug dealer." Let's be clear I don't think that Richard Legree was a "drug dealer" but that is the impression that many, many people had of him.
I think the blog post below should have been named "How Richard Legree went from 'Biggest drug pusher in Chester County' to CCRC Area 14 Chair.'
Published: Sunday, October 09, 2011
By JIM CALLAHAN
Reading Eagle June 23, 1977
Daniel Joseph was a witness in the prosecution of Lawrence Palmer and Gordon Roberts two Reading based agents with the PA Bureau of DrugControl. More importantly Daniel Joseph was a witness in the prosecution of many of the drug suspects arrested in the Drug raid of April 1976.
“Daily Local News
Pusher called "danger to community',
Friday, September 10, 1976
By BRUCE MOWDAY (Of the Local News Staff)
Richard "Stretch" Legree of Coatesville, named as the number one drug pusher in Chester County by District AttorneyWilliam H. Lamb, was convicted last night of selling 145 bags of heroin to an undercover agent in January.”