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Drug Trafficker Given 6 to 15 Years for Dealing in County Prison

August 16, 2018

Contact: Marc J. Furber, 215.348.6339, mjfurber@buckscounty.org

Paul Stanley
       Paul B. Stanley

A man with three prior drug trafficking convictions was sentenced last week to serve six to 15 years in state prison for dealing synthetic marijuana in the Bucks County Correctional Facility.

Paul B. Stanley, 29, of Philadelphia, was sentenced after pleading guilty Aug. 9 before Bucks County Common Pleas Court Judge Wallace H. Bateman Jr. to charges including possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of contraband by an inmate.

Stanley had been serving a nine- to 23-month sentence for possession with intent to deliver drugs when he was caught on Dec. 29 with 69 packets of synthetic marijuana, known as K-2, and $1,100 cash at the county prison.

Deputy District Attorney Marc J. Furber told Bateman that Stanley explained to investigators that he was a “heavy smoker” of K-2 and had purchased it from another inmate for personal use. It was later determined that Stanley did not smoke K-2.

The cash, Stanley told investigators, was money he was safeguarding for his wife, whom he said “overspends and shops online,” according to Furber. Stanley claimed his wife had brought him the money in $100 to $300 increments every two weeks to help them save for a house.

Investigators also found a ledger and a stack of receipts in Stanley’s cell. He claimed to have kept it for the purpose of selling items to other inmates and loaning them money.

When questioned by investigators, Stanley’s wife gave a very similar account. Stanley later admitted coaching her on what to say.

In addition to the prison sentence, Bateman placed Stanley on 10 years of consecutive probation for the contraband charge.

The case was investigated by Bucks County prison investigator Anthony DiSandro and Bucks County Detective Joshua Mallery.


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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