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Three family members arrested for drug sales at Kennett Square home

10/22/2014 05:21PM ● By Lev

On Oct. 16 at 6 a.m., New Garden Township Police and other officers executed a search warrant for a home at 947 Baltimore Pike in Kennett Square that had been the focus of a two-month investigation.

Three residents of the home were arrested: Andrew Kriegh, 32; his brother, Paul Hannum, 21; and their mother, Gloria Kriegh, 57.

The investigation into drug dealing at the house stemmed from anonymous tips from the public, and several undercover purchases by law enforcement.

During the search of the home and the arrests, police found prescription medications, marijuana, suspected LSD and MDMA and other drugs, along with packaging materials, digital scales and drug paraphernalia.

Andrew Kriegh and Paul Hannum were charged with multiple counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, and related offenses. They were arraigned before Magisterial District Justice Matt Seavey and taken to Chester County Prison after failing to post bail.

Gloria Kriegh was charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. She was released pending a preliminary hearing.

Taking part in the investigation and arrests, along with New Garden Police, were Kennett Square law enforcement, Chester County Detectives and members of the Chester County Municipal Drug Task Force.

Chief Simpson of the New Garden Police thanked the agencies that helped in the arrests, and thanked the public for offering the initial tips to police. “These types of investigations are extremely important and time consuming,” Simpson said in a news release. “We greatly appreciate the public's efforts and patience as we took the necessary steps to arrest these subjects, who were making our community unsafe.”