Pubdate: Fri, 02 Feb 2007
Source: Times Herald, The (Norristown, PA)
Copyright: 2007 The Times Herald
Author: Gordon Glantz and Keith Phucas
Bookmark: (Heroin)


PLYMOUTH - The legal troubles facing the two eldest sons of 
Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid seemed to mount Thursday.

It has been learned that, in the wake of a serious accident Tuesday, 
Garrett Reid, 23, reportedly waived his right to remain silent and 
admitted to police that he used heroin the day he allegedly ran a red 
light and collided with another vehicle at Germantown Pike and Arch Road.

The operator of the second vehicle, a 55-year-old Mount Carmel woman, 
was cut out of her car by emergency personnel and flown to the 
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. An officer responding to 
the scene approached Reid's vehicle, a Jeep Liberty, and reportedly 
observed an ammunition container in the rear compartment and the butt 
of a handgun under the driver's seat.

Additionally, police are reporting that they recovered a knife along 
with other drug paraphernalia that included the following: Two 
uncapped used hypodermic syringes, a triple beam scale, numerous 
cotton balls, a roll of adhesive tape, alcohol prep swabs and scissors.

Twenty-two prescription pills - including three Adderall, which is 
commonly used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 
(ADHD) - were also recovered, reports added.

According to reports, Reid was clocked in neighboring East Norriton 
Township traveling at a rate of 19 miles per hour over the posted 35 
mph speed limit just prior to the accident.

Reid reportedly then ran a red light at the intersection of 
Germantown Pike and Arch Road, colliding with the Ford Taurus 
operated by the woman who has since been released from the hospital 
after being treated for unspecified injuries.

While Reid was reportedly not injured in the crash, he reportedly 
"did not follow simple directions" and "could not understand" what he 
was being told.

He was taken to Mercy Suburban Hospital where he gave a blood sample, 
according to police. Police are awaiting results of lab tests and 
have not charged Reid.

In a seemingly unrelated incident Tuesday morning, Reid's 21-year-old 
brother, Britt, allegedly pulled out a "platinum-colored" handgun and 
pointed it another driver during a traffic dispute on Front Street in 
West Conshohocken.

That evening, West Conshohocken police obtained a search warrant to 
look for guns at Andy and Tammy Reid's Villanova home and the 
couple's GMC Denali that Britt Reid was driving Tuesday.

During the house search, sources say police found a handgun 
resembling the weapon described by the West Conshohocken motorist.

While formal charges have yet to be filed against either of Reid's 
sons, Montgomery County First Assistant District Attorney Risa Vetri 
Ferman said the D.A.'s office is following the two investigations.

She said the D.A.'s office would await results of the Plymouth and 
West Conshohocken police investigations before taking any action.
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