A Horsham doctor is found guilty on several counts involving the illegal dispersal of prescription drugs. A Federal Jury found that Doctor Norman Werther was the conduit that unleashed 700-thousand Oxycodone tablets on the streets between 2009 and 2011. The jury also believes the 74-year-old physician gave a Montgomery County man 180 Oxycodone tablets, which eventually led to the man’s overdose in 2010. Werther’s attorney plans to appeal the case. Werther was found guilty on charges of conspiracy, money laundering and illegal distribution of Oxycodone. No word yet on a sentencing date for Werther.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department is slowly chipping away at the money that’s owed to families for child support. Since the amnesty week started on the 10th, 24 parents have paid 1,000 dollars, but those 24 still owe 450-thousand dollars. sheriff Eileen Behr says, the amnesty week ends Friday (today) at 4:15.
“Then starting monday morning, the 17th, leaving very early in the morning our triple warrant team will be on the streets serving warrants and then there will be no option. there is a judge that volunteered her time and cleared her schedule to hear the cases.”
Nearly 400 parents owe child support. The total amount owed to families is more than 5-million dollars.
The Montgomery Township Fire Department and additional companies, along with The Montgomery County Hazardous Materials Team were called to Route 309 in the area of Mele avenue after an 18-wheeler hauling industrial cleaner. The incident happened just after 12 in the morning on Thursday. The fire crews cleaned up the spill with the use of sand and oil dry. Two firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion. Police opened route 309 in the area of the spill at 5:30. Fire crews were able to prevent the substance from flowing down storms drains.
A book keeper in the Law Library at the Montgomery County Courthouse has been charged with theft. Investigators allege 56-year-old Barbara Melnyk of Norristown stole about $2,600 from taxpayers and used the money to buy college textbooks for her daughter. Law enforcement officials also say another $27,000 is missing and more arrests could be in the work.