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Arrest Warrant Issued for Missing Lansdale Man

Lansdale Police have issued an arrest warrant for Joseph Sarni, of Lansdale, who has been missing since early July.

Lansdale Police are investigating the disappearance of , and Upper Dublin High School graduate.

Sarni was entered as a missing person into a nationwide Law Enforcement database  on July 16.

On July 20, an arrest warrant for Sarni has been issued with the following charges:

  • Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance (4 counts)
  • Poessesion With Intent to Use Drug Paraphernalia
  • Possession of a small Amount of Marijuana
  • Receipt in Commerce

According to the Lansdale Police Department in a news release from Friday, “In June 2012, Lansdale Police received information that Sarni was selling cocaine, marijuana and narcotics in Lansdale Borough.  In late June, controlled buys of cocaine and Suboxone were made from Sarni. As a result of those buys; a search warrant was issued for Sarni’s apartment located on the 500 Blk Walnut Street.  Suboxone, a controlled substance which can be addictive, is used for the treatment of people addicted to opiates such as heroin and many types of pain killers. The search warrant was served on June 29th.  Seized at his apartment were drugs and paraphernalia.  All seized drugs including the cocaine and Suboxone were analyzed by an independent laboratory.”

Lansdale Police also stated, “Our primary focus is to continue to investigate Joe’s recent disappearance and ensure his safe return.”

Joe July 21, 2012 at 04:13 PM
It speaks for itself!! You wonder why this country is so screwed up. This is a result of our public school system!! @ur friend: **perfect**/ **doesn't or does not**/ Lansdale's**/**finest**
ur friend July 21, 2012 at 04:18 PM
u all may not know whats going on on a real note so what i say his people agree on it we know the inside scoop hes are loved one and you cant spell and (joe) also i never did drugs and i dont spend my time drinking also fyi i dont even smoke cigarettes
Paul Nolan July 23, 2012 at 01:02 PM
How does that first post get through. Great job to the editor.
Diane Bancroft August 01, 2012 at 05:16 PM
As a former teacher, let me make you aware of number one: how difficult it is to write well, and number two: how difficult it is to encourage a student who does not do well in English to write. With that being said, I also happen to agree with the state of the police force in the Borough. I have personally seen the police needlessly knock around someone who had ODed from heroin as he was being loaded into the ambulance. The kids in the neighborhood speak of crooked cops, disturbed and drug addicted veterans, civilian addicted to PRESCRIPTION drugs and COCAINE, both of which are encouraged and SUBSIDIZED by the US government. This is simply the way used to thin the population of "undesirables." If Joe was murdered, it was by another undesirable, be it civilian, civil servant, or military officer. Whoever it was needs to answer for that crime and Lansdale's Police and the Military presence in Lansdale need to be reigned in. Let us addicts heal our own. We are the only ones who can.
Diane Bancroft August 01, 2012 at 05:18 PM
See... I have a typo in there as well. See if you can find it. There may be more than one, but this was my first draft. :)

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