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Drug Charges Held Against Alleged Lansdale Pot Dealer

North Penn TAP Staff

Monday, June 2, 2014 • 3:20am

A former Montgomery Township man, who was nabbed this month on a December 2013 warrant for dealing marijuana to undercover cops in Lansdale Borough, had all charges against him held for formal arraignment at Montgomery County Courthouse, per The Reporter.

Shyheed "P-Nut" Tournkara, 21, formerly of the 200 block of Cricklewood Circle, is charged with two felony counts of possession with intent to distribute, two misdemeanor counts of possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, two counts of misdemeanor receipt in commerce of a controlled substance, and two misdemeanor counts of possession of a small amount of marijuana, according to court records. Tournkara remains in jail on $5,000 cash bail.

According to reports, Tournkara's attorney had issue with the credibility of an informant used in the apprehension of Tournkara, but District Judge Harold Borek said that is a trial mater.

Tournkara had been wanted on the warrant, but that was until an off-duty detective spotted him on West Main Street May 15, allegedly disguising himself with a shirt wrapped around his head, police said.

Police said the warrant was the result of an investigation of Tournkara's alleged pot sales in the borough between July and November 2013.

Tournkara was charged Dec. 12, 2013, with two felony counts of possession with intent to distribute, two misdemeanor counts of possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, two counts of misdemeanor receipt in commerce of a controlled substance, and two misdemeanor counts of possession of a small amount of marijuana, police said.

In June 2013, police received word that Tournkara was allegedly once again involved in selling marijuana in Lansdale, police said.

An investigation began immediately into Tournkara's alleged sales, police said. In July 2013 and November 2013, detectives observed two alleged marijuana sales between Tournkara and individuals, police said.  

Tournkara is, at present, on probation in Montgomery County, police said. He has failed to comply with his probation conditions and now has a probation warrant lodged against him, police said. 

This was the second time Tournkara was nabbed for allegedly selling marijuana in the borough.

Tournkara was previously nabbed by Lansdale Police in February 2013 for allegedly dealing drugs in the borough. Tournkara allegedly made three marijuana sales to an undercover detective of Lansdale Police's Street Crimes Unit between December 2012 and January 2013, police said. He was arrested at a traffic stop after the third alleged purchase on Jan. 31, 2013, police said.

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