NORRISTOWN — Willow Grove man is on his way to prison for illegal drug activity in Lansdale.
Jevon L. Vaughn, 31, of the 400 block of Easton Road, was sentenced in Montgomery County Court to 1½-to-3-years in a state correctional facility after he pleaded guilty to a charge of possession with intent to deliver cocaine in connection with a February 2019 incident in Lansdale.
Judge Thomas C. Branca imposed the sentence as part of a plea agreement.
The judge said Vaughn is eligible for the state Department of Corrections’ Recidivism Risk Reduction Incentive program, which allows eligible non-violent offenders to receive reductions of their minimum prison sentences if they successfully complete all required treatment and maintain good-conduct records in prison. Prisoners can be released upon completing the program only if officials are satisfied that the offenders pose no risks to public safety.
A #WillowGrove man is headed to prison for illegal drug activity in #Lansdale.Jevon L. Vaughn, 31, was sentenced in #MontcoPa #Court to 1½-to-3-yrs in prison after he pleaded guilty to a charge of possession with intent to deliver cocaine in connection with a Feb. 2019 incident— Carl Hessler Jr. (@MontcoCourtNews) November 22, 2019
If Vaughn successfully completes the program, he could be released after serving 13½ months of his minimum sentence, according to court documents.
The judge ordered Vaughn to surrender to state prison officials on Dec. 2 to begin serving the sentence.
The investigation of Vaughn began about 2:36 a.m. Feb. 2 when Lansdale police on routine patrol observed a running vehicle in a parking space at the rear of the Homewood Suites on Pennbrook Parkway and noticed a person, subsequently identified as Vaughn, slumped forward in the driver’s seat, according to a criminal complaint.
Upon closer inspection, police noticed Vaughn had a sandwich-type bag in his hand that contained small red packages, Lansdale Police Officer James M. Owens alleged in the arrest affidavit.
“The bag contained twenty small red packages, each containing small white rocks suspected to be crack cocaine,” Owens alleged, adding a search also uncovered a second clear sandwich-type bag in Vaughn’s front pants pocket which contained “a large white rock of suspected crack cocaine.”
Police alleged they also recovered a digital scale in Vaughn’s pocket as well as a marijuana blunt and $567 cash.
“It is my professional opinion that Jevon Vaughn was also in possession of crack cocaine packaged for sale and distribution and also had the accompanying cash and scale indicative of drug sales,” Owens alleged.
Other charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia were dismissed against Vaughn as part of the plea agreement.