PHOENIXVILLE -- A Phoenixville man was arrested on a plethora of charges after he allegedly broke into a safe and stole prescription narcotics Monday morning.

Justin J. Dolan, 31, of the 200 block of Walnut Street, Phoenixville, is charged with possessing instruments of crime; theft; receiving stolen property; criminal mischief; possession of controlled substance, drugs, device or cosmetic; possession of drug paraphernalia; and disorderly conduct.

According to court documents, Officer Sean Knapp said he was dispatched to the 200 blockof Walnut Street for a domestic call around 10:46 a.m. July 7.

Upon arrival, Knapp said he met with the complainant, who told him that Dolan broke into her safe/lock box.

"Apparently he broke into the safe/lock box with a hammer and stole 11 Fentantyl 800 mg prescription pops," said Knapp. "They are valued at $330."

According to the Food Drug Administration (FDA), Fentanyl has an analgesic potency of about 80 times that of morphine. It is intended for opiate-tolerant individuals and is effective in treating breakthrough pain in cancer patients. The lollipop like administration of the drug is likely to appeal to users who would be hesitant to take a Fentanyl tablet, snort Fentanyl powder, or inject the drug.

Knapp said that Dolan was no longer in the residence during his investigation.

"During the course of the investigation, assorted narcotics paraphernalia, including seven used needles and one metal straight pipe were located," he said. "They were lying next to the bed on the window sill area. The bedroom was used solely and exclusively by Dolan, according to (the complainant)."

Police were able to locate Dolan on Monday and placed him into custody.

Dolan was transported to Lionville District Court, where he was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Stanley Scott Monday night.

A check of Dolan's criminal history revealed previous arrests for numerous traffic violations, including several for driving a vehicle without proper inspection.

He was released after Scott set his bail at $2,500 unsecured bail.

His next court appearance is scheduled for Thursday, July 31, 2008 at 9 a.m. in Phoenixville District Court.

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