Cornbread Cocaine Gang Busted

Police have taken down a drug ring that they believe supplied 70 percent of the cocaine sold in Norristown. Eight people are charged with drug law violations including the alleged ringleader, Dontay Brewer, who used the street name of “cornbread,” and his right-hand man, Craig Cole.  Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman received Pennsylvania Superior Court permission to intercept calls from both men’s cell phones after investigators developed information resulting from other drug arrests made in August and September.  They Believe Brewer’s ring supplied the drug dealers arrested earlier.  Police executing a search warrant seized about 1 1/2 pounds of cocaine, with a street value of $70,000, in a raid at Cole’s home, which was also Brewer’s “stash house.”  When they arrived he was throwing it out of a third-floor window.  All of the suspects are Norristown residents, but police say they were also selling cocaine in Upper Merion and Plymouth Townships.