NORRISTOWN — A Collegeville woman is on her way to state prison after she admitted to conspiring with the leaders of a methamphetamine trafficking ring that had tentacles to Montgomery and Berks counties.
Samantha E. Corvacchioli, 32, of the 200 block of West Fifth Avenue, was sentenced in Montgomery County Court to 2½ to 10 years in a state correctional facility after she pleaded guilty to felony charges of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine.
The sentence was imposed by Judge Todd D. Eisenberg.
“She’s remorseful. She wants to get this matter behind her so she can begin a new chapter in her life,” defense lawyer Martin P. Mullaney said Tuesday on Corvacchioli’s behalf.
Mullaney explained that Corvacchioli, with her guilty plea, specifically admitted that she drove Brenda Renee Lacy to pick up a supply of methamphetamine on one occasion.
Lacy, 39, of the unit block of Zieglerville Road, Lower Frederick, one of the leaders of the drug ring, previously pleaded guilty to charges of corrupt organizations and possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and she was sentenced to 4 to 8 years in prison, to be followed by five years’ probation.
Another leader of the drug ring, Christopher D. Kulp, 45, of the 600 block of Holly Drive, West Pottsgrove, was sentenced earlier this year to 6 to 12 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to charges of corrupt organizations and drug-related charges in connection with incidents that occurred between January 2017 and April 2018.
Essentially, Lacy and Kulp admitted that they operated a methamphetamine organization wherein they would sell methamphetamine to other people as well as use both users and addicts of methamphetamine to assist them in selling.
Kulp, Lacy and Corvacchioli were among more than two dozen people, including suppliers and sub-dealers, arrested during the investigation in which authorities used wiretaps to identify the suspects, conduct surveillance and dismantle the drug ring.
Search warrants were served at various locations during the investigation. Authorities searched properties in Limerick, West Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Plymouth Meeting, Upper Merion, Lower Providence and Norristown in Montgomery County and in Exeter, Boyertown, and Reading in Berks County, according to court documents.
Several others associated with the drug ring previously pleaded guilty to various drug-related charges.
Keven L. Louis, 20, of the 1700 block of Haak Street, Reading, previously pleaded guilty to charges of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, essentially admitting he delivered various quantities of the drug to Kulp on several occasions. Eisenberg sentenced Louis to 4 to 8 years in prison.
Christian Shea Carter, 34, of the 200 block of Glasgow Street, Pottstown, previously pleaded guilty to drug and conspiracy charges and was sentenced to 21 to 42 months in prison and three years’ probation, according to court records.
The investigation involved county detectives with the Narcotics Enforcement Team, state police, Pottstown Police, Upper Merion Police and authorities from Berks County where one of the alleged suppliers lived.