Philly man pleads guilty to possessing fentanyl with intent to deliver in Whitpain, check forgery in Blue Bell

Michael Leon Nixon, 64, of Philadelphia, admitted to possessing packets of fentanyl in Whitpain Township and attempting to cash a forged check at a Citizens Bank in Blue Bell on August 5, 2022, the Pottstown Mercury reported.

He pleaded guilty to charges of possession with intent to deliver and forgery and now awaits sentencing of up to five years.

Nixon will undergo drug, alcohol and mental health evaluations and remains free on bail, the Mercury said.

The investigation began after Whitpain police responded to the bank for a report of a male, later identified as Nixon, attempting to pass a counterfeit check for $1,850 issued by a Delaware business, according to court documents.

Bank employees also told police that Nixon was seen holding a small white bag.

“The bag was seized by police during the arrest. A search incident to arrest yielded numerous bags of suspected heroin inside the small white bag,” Whitpain Police Officer Joseph Howard Sullivan IV alleged in the arrest affidavit. “Numerous bags of suspected heroin were located on his person in his front pants pocket inside a clear baggie.”

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