NORRISTOWN — A Reading man must serve time behind bars after he admitted to illegal drug activity in Skippack.
Joseph Lawrence Bordley, 40, who listed addresses in the 1000 block of Perry Street and 100 block of North Fourth Street, was sentenced in Montgomery County Court to three to 23 months in the county jail after he pleaded guilty to a felony charge of possession with intent to deliver designer drugs, specifically ecstasy, in connection with an April 2009 incident that occurred on the grounds of the State Correctional Institution at Graterford in Skippack.
Judge Thomas P. Rogers also ordered Bordley to complete two years’ probation, meaning he will be under court supervision for about four years.
An investigation began about 11 a.m. April 18, 2009, when state police at Skippack were dispatched to the state prison grounds to investigate a report from state correctional guards that an individual had driven onto the property without being in possession of a valid driver’s license and that a subsequent search of the vehicle uncovered 21 star-shaped pills, according to the arrest affidavit. Authorities found the pills hidden in a cigarette box stored in the center console of the vehicle, according to the criminal complaint.
“He related to me that the vehicle he was operating belonged to his girlfriend. He also related that he consented to a search of his vehicle because he forgot that he put the pills in the center console. He additionally related that he believes the pills to be MDMA, also known as ecstasy,” state police Trooper Brad C. Furlong wrote in the criminal complaint.
A laboratory analysis of the 21 pills determined that they were ecstasy, according to the criminal complaint.