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Two Heroin Dealers Given Substantial State Sentences ​

December 4, 2017

Contact: Thomas C. Gannon, 215.348.6461, tcgannon@buckscounty.org

Adam Serok Joshua Delgado
         Adam Serok                    Joshua Delgado

Two men who peddled heroin at opposite ends of Bucks County received lengthy prison sentences last week in Bucks County Common Pleas Court.

Adam Serok, 37, of Quakertown, who sold the notorious “China White” mix of heroin and fentanyl blamed for multiple overdoses in Upper Bucks, was sentenced Nov. 27 to serve four to 10 years in state prison by President Judge Jeffrey L. Finley.

On Nov. 28, Joshua Delgado, 29, of Philadelphia, who sold more than 220 bags of heroin to an informant in Bensalem, was sentenced by Judge Raymond F. McHugh to serve three to 10 years in state prison.

Both cases were prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Thomas C. Gannon.

Serok was arrested in January and pleaded guilty June 26 to two counts of possession with intent to deliver controlled substances, conspiracy, criminal use of a communication facility and several misdemeanor offenses.

Serok had fled on New Year’s Eve from the Quakertown TGI Friday’s restaurant after a customer overdosed and collapsed from snorting two packets of China White that Serok had sold him. Serok, who left the restaurant without paying, was identified by a bartender from a Facebook photo.

After being revived, the overdose victim told police he had bought the drugs from Serok in the parking lot and snorted them in his car before entering the restaurant.

Earlier the same evening, Quakertown police had arrested two other men for selling China White to an informant. Both suspects named Serok as their supplier.

Serok was arrested Jan. 4 after selling another brand of heroin to an informant at the Dunkin Donuts shop on West Broad Street in Quakertown. He has been in custody ever since.

Finley sentenced Serok to two consecutive two- to five-year terms, along with 10 years of concurrent probation. The judge recommended that Serok serve his time in a therapeutic community and directed that he have a relapse prevention plan in place before being paroled.

Delgado was arrested in April by Bensalem Township police after a series of five controlled buys in which he sold numerous bundles of heroin from Feb. 27 through April 3. A subsequent search of Delgado’s home in Philadelphia found 15 grams of heroin – enough for another 400 to 700 individual bags of heroin.

On Sept. 12, McHugh found Delgado guilty of multiple counts of delivering a controlled substance or possession with intent to deliver, as well as criminal use of a communication facility and several lesser charges.

The judge sentenced him to serve three to 10 years in state prison and recommended that the sentence be served in a therapeutic community.

Approved for release by Robert D. James, Deputy District Attorney.

Office of the District Attorney
Bucks County Justice Center
100 N. Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901 
Phone: 215-348-6344 
Fax: 215-348-6299

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