Barry Cassidy and others changed Phoenixville from a place to buy drugs to a nationally recognized center for commerce, community and culture. During about the same time the City of Coatesville came close to changing Coatesville from a place to buy drugs and then the drug dealers made a big comeback. That is basically the reason I began this blog.
Sunday, October 2, 2016
The former editors of the Daily Local News now know what they did-But no public apology to the citizens of Coatesville.
The entire paradigm for selling drugs in Chester County has changed. And this time Coatesville will change, really change to a vibrant town again.
Legal marijuana & Mexican cartels have ruined the business model of Coatesville as the hub of western Chester County’s illegal drug business.
- Richard Legree was chair of Area 14 of the Chester County Republican Committee. Area 14 includes the City of Coatesville, PA.
- Richard Jr. sold heroin & cocaine in front of St. Cecilia Elementary School in Coatesville.
- PA State Representative Tim Hennessey's Business Manager at his Coatesville Office had a crack cocaine manufacturing and distribution business.
QUICK HISTORY OF THE ILLEGAL DRUG BUSINESS
After Prohibition the Italian Mafia controlled most of the illegal drug business.
Then the FBI destroyed the Italian Mafia.
Motorcycle gangs operating without the Mafia’s centuries long traditional centrally controlled and easy to trace business structure took over drug distribution. SEE:
Marijuana never killed anyone, ever, and should never been called a narcotic drug. Where marijuana is legal, legal and illegal narcotic pain reliever drug use goes down.
“The most significant drug trafficking organizations operating in the United States today are the dangerous and highly sophisticated Mexican transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) that continue to be the principal suppliers of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and marijuana. These organizations are responsible for the extreme violence seen in Mexico, as these groups battle for turf and attack public officials and innocent civilians. Domestically, affiliated and violent gangs are increasingly a threat to the safety and security of our communities. They profit primarily by putting drugs on the street and have become crucial to the Mexican cartels.”
The key words in the Fox News post below are “at his home”.
Notice that Ronald Smith owns the home where “large amounts of cocaine -- both crack and powder -- heroin, crystal methamphetamine, prescription pills, and marijuana.” And “Officers found and seized numerous firearms including: a long rifle with a scope, a revolver with an obliterated serial number, a .357 magnum revolver with an extended barrel, a Tec-9 semiautomatic firearm, and a Colt .380 caliber semiautomatic firearm with high capacity magazines.”:
- There’s no big money and big payoffs coming from Coatesville’s drug entrepreneurs.
- There’s no money to be made from the Section 8 slumlord / stash house combo.
- Public corruption from drug money in Chester County is waning.
- Now, for the most part, the only way to make money from Coatesville is legally.
This report was presented at Andy Dinniman's train station meeting August 19, 2010 at the Methodist Church:
I recorded Robert Gibbs's presentation. The recording isn't very good. But if you're interested: