Six persons entered guilty pleas Tuesday in Carbon County court to pending criminal charges.

The six appeared before Judge Steven R. Serfass in courtroom three of the courthouse in Jim Thorpe. Those who pleaded were:

Dino Monroe Jarmon, 28, of Philadelphia, pleaded to one count of possession of a controlled substance and two motor vehicle code violations.

Jarmon was arrested on Nov. 19, 2008, along the northeast extension of the turnpike in Kidder Township. State police at Pocono stopped him for speeding (83 miles-per-hour in a 65 zone). At the stop troopers found cocaine on his person.

Jarmon failed to show for a prior court proceeding and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest. Jarmon told Serfass that he was incarcerated in a state prison for a conviction in Lackawanna County and that was the reason he did not appear. The $500 Jarmon posted as bail in the case was forfeited when he failed to appear.

Defense Atty. Stephen Vlossak asked court to vacate the forfeiture of the bail, but it denied by Serfass. Serfass said it was Jarmon's responsibility to notify Carbon officials of his incarceration.

Serfass placed Jarmon on probation for a year. On the two summary charges he was fined a total of $268.50 plus costs. Jarmon was then returned to prison.

Travis Schoenberger, 22, of Weatherly, pleaded to one count of persistent disorderly conduct. He was arrested on March 31 for causing a disturbance at the home of his mother in Weatherly.

Serfass placed him on probation for a year and ordered he get both a drug and alcohol and mental health evaluations and follow any recommendations for treatment. He must also render three hours of community service per month while on probation. He was given credit for 28 days spent in jail on the charges.

Schoenberger is currently in the county prison serving a sentence for a parole violation which runs to August.

James M. Acevedo, 42, of Hazleton, pleaded to one count of driving under the influence (DUI), and a summary offense of speeding. He was arrested on Feb. 1 along Broad St., in Beaver Meadows. He was stopped for going 60 mph in a 35 zone. Given a test, the result was .09BAC.

Serfass placed him on probation for six months as a first time offender and ordered he get a D&A evaluation, pay a fine of $300 and render three hours per month of community service while on probation. On the summary offense he was fined $75 and costs.

Joseph Bryan Belfus, 49, of Blakeslee, pleaded to one count of DUI. He was arrested on Feb. 7 along SR940 in Kidder Township. Given a test, the result was .20BAC.

Serfass placed him on probation for three months and ordered he get a D&A evaluation, pay a fine of $300, and render three hours of community service per month while on probation.

Scott Alan Steimle, 40, of Albrightsville, pleaded to one count of DUI. He was arrested on Feb. 22 along SR534 in Kidder Township. He was stopped for a traffic light violation. Given a test, the result was .20BAC.

Serfass placed him on probation for six months and ordered he pay a fine of $300, and get a D&A evaluation.

Samantha Charleen Wilderson, 36, of Blakeslee, pleaded to one count of DUI. She was arrested on Feb. 28 at the intersection of SR534 and Old Stage Road in Kidder Township. Given a test, the result was .24BAC.

Serfass placed her on probation for six months and ordered she pay a fine of $300, get a D&A evaluation, and render three hours of community service per month while on probation.

All defendants must also pay court costs and a $50 per month supervision fee while on probation or parole.