A Jersey Shore man faces felony charges after an investigative grand jury was convened in Harrisburg to review evidence and listen to witness testimony regarding his alleged drug deals.
William Frederick Weller, 40, of 28 Corey Lane, faces seven counts of conspiracy possession of an illegal narcotic with intent to distribute, 11 misdemeanor counts of possession with intent to deliver and one count criminal use of communications.
According to court records, on seven separate occasions from Feb. 26, 2009, to Dec. 9, 2009, Weller sold cocaine and marijuana to a confidential informant. During several of the sales, Weller allegedly sold more than 5 grams of cocaine to the informant in one purchase.
According to court documents, "numerous" witnesses came forward and related a long-standing distribution of cocaine and marijuana by Weller in Lycoming, Clinton and other Pennsylvania counties. Some testified that they regularly bought cocaine from Weller between 2006-07 in his Clinton County residence.
One witness stated they bought cocaine one to two times a week from Weller for three years, according to the affidavit.
Another came forward to say that they had bought cocaine from Weller as recently as June, 2011, according to police.
Combined, witnesses testified to purchasing cocaine from Weller hundreds of times. They said Weller allegedly sold marijuana in amounts ranging from $40 to $400 and that he typically sold a gram of cocaine for about $80.
Weller allegedly made house deliveries and often was seen with thousands of dollars on him.
One witness told how Weller once struck him in the forehead with a "wad of money," asking, "How's it feel to get smacked with 10 grand?" according to court records.
Witnesses also testified that Weller had purchased race cars, motorcycles, a boat and flat-screen televisions from his alleged illicit business deals.
According to testimony, Weller regularly made trips to Wilkes-Barre to purchase 100 to 500 grams of cocaine from his alleged supplier, his son, David Darr.
After testimony ended, the jury recommended a warrant be issued for Weller.
Weller was arraigned before District Judge Gary Whiteman on Aug. 18. He is incarcerated in lieu of $500,000 bail.