A 53-year-old mother and her son have been charged with selling drugs out of their Main Line home to local college students, Radnor Township police said Monday.
About $4,000 worth of marijuana and suspected quantities of heroin were found at the Garrett Road residence of Joann M. Badey and George J. Badey IV, 24, the son of township Democratic Party chairman George J. Badey III, police said.
Reached by phone, George Badey III, declined to comment. The Badeys are divorced.
The two both were charged with multiple counts of manufacturing, delivery or possession, conspiracy, endangering the welfare of children and other related crimes.
Joann M. Badey was remanded to Delaware County Jail after failing to post bail; George Badey IV was released on bail, according to court records.
Joann Badey is listed as a contact for the Radnor Cub Scout Pack 371 on the groups website. Efforts to reach the group were not successful.
"It wasn't the hardest house to crack," said Lt. Christopher Flanagan, Radnor Township police.
On Nov. 9 police received a tip about ongoing drug sales at the Badey's address. Undercover officers were able to make several drug purchases. On Friday Nov. 13, police served search and arrest warrants at the address, Flanagan said.
Police confiscated about $4,000 in marijuana, nine packets of possible heroin, and numerous pills and about $800 in cash, said Flanagan.
The drugs were being sold to Villanova University students, according to sources.
Police are continuing the investigation to see if any drugs were sold to students in area high schools, said William Colarulo, superintendent of police.
George Badey IV has been "arrested for similar charges not only in Pennsylvania but Maryland several times," said Radnor Police Det. Chris Four.