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Chester man found with 334 grams of cocaine and $12,875 in cash faces drug trafficking charges

Media, PA - Today District Attorney Katayoun Copeland announced the arrest of Phillip Wright, aka “Philly Moe” of Chester, who is facing drug trafficking charges relating to an investigation that uncovered approximately 334 grams of cocaine, drug distribution paraphernalia, and $12,875 in cash. The arrest comes at the conclusion of an investigation conducted by the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office Criminal Investigation Division (CID) Narcotics Task Force and the Chester City Drug Task Force.

Phillip Wright, aka “Philly Moe,” 50, of the 2000 block of West 3rd Street in Chester, is facing charges including possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Wright was remanded to the George W. Hill Correctional Facility after failing to post bail. The preliminary hearing is scheduled in front of Magisterial District Justice Walter A. Strohl on May 2, 2019.

On April 23, 2019, detectives from of the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office CID Narcotics Unit, along with members of the Delaware County Narcotics Task Force, members of the Chester City Drug Task Force, and Officer William Murphy from the Chester City K-9 unit, executed a search warrant at the residence of Wright located on the 2000 block of West Third Street in Chester. Phillip Wright was located in the bedroom of his home, and had an electronic home ankle monitor on his person from the Delaware County Probation Division.

Chester City Police Officer William Murphy and his Police K-9 unit conducted a search of the premises. As a result of the search, law enforcement officers located approximately 334 grams of cocaine, a digital scale with cocaine residue, unused bagging materials, two bottles of a cocaine cutting agent, rubber gloves, protective face masks, and cocaine packaged for distribution. As the search continued, police located $630.00 on Phillip Wright along with $12,245.00 in an air fryer in the kitchen. Also confiscated in the search were three cell phones and a police scanner.

“Our Narcotics Task Force is aggressively working to locate, arrest and prosecute large scale drug traffickers like Phillip Wright who are selling drugs and poisoning our community. We commend the investigative work of our CID Narcotics Task Force Officers, the Chester City Drug Task Force, and Officer Murphy of the Chester City K-9 Unit, for their swift efforts to apprehend this trafficker,” said District Attorney Katayoun M. Copeland. On behalf of the Commonwealth, Assistant District Attorney Mary Mann, Assistant Chief of the Narcotics Unit, is prosecuting the case.