A Bristol Township father, who involved his 14-year-old daughter in his home-based heroin business and sold drugs while his other children were present, was sentenced Monday to 6 to 12 years in state prison.
According to PhillyBurbs.com, the father said, "I brought drug addicts into my house. I'm guilty of being a stupid parent. This is one of the biggest mistakes of my life, and my kids are paying for it."
He was arrested in December, after selling heroin to undercover officers and police informants. The Bristol COunty Police, assisted by the DEA, raided the home, and found 30 bags of heroin stuffed in his 14-year-old daughter's mattress.
The girl was also charged, and her case is being handled in juvenile court. She is now in a youth detention center. She admitted to investigators that she often traveled to Philadelphia with her father to pick up heroin, which they sold in Bucks. She even helped her father to keep track of sales. She also handed the drugs to those who came to their home to buy, and one of those transactions was caught on hidden video.
The other two children, 12 and 16, also lived in the home. This father was a single parent of these three children, and he began selling drugs when the family was homeless. The courts saw that he not only introduced his daughter to crime, but he put the other children at risk, as well.
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