Two area residents were among 18 who entered guilty pleas and two others entering no defense to the criminal charges filed against them and were sentenced by Judge Charles M. Miller in Schuylkill County court.

Dennis Ray Yeater, 25, of 307 Race St., Tamaqua, possession of drug paraphernalia, was placed on probation 12 months, and ordered to pay $50 to Criminal Justice Enhancement Account (CJEA) fund, and perform 20 hours of community service. On a charge of possession of a small amount of marijuana was a given a 30 days concurrent sentence. Yeater was cited by Tamaqua Patrolman Matthew Houser.

Marcia Lee Messinger, 45, of 217 Hope Drive, New Ringgold, was sentenced on six counts of access device fraud for taking gift cards belonging to Andreas EZ Market, 2083 West Penn Pike, while an employee, to serve 23 months on probation, pay $50 to the CJEA fund, and restitution of $520.68 to the market. Messinger was cited by West Penn Chief Brian J. Johnson. On one count of retail theft she received a concurrent 23 months probation sentence.

Brian McDonald, 28, Mahanoy City, theft of three cashier checks, was placed on probation 23 months, pay $50 to CJEA fund, perform 10 hours of community service, and make restitution of $1,360 to the Ashland Little League. McDonald was cited by Ashland Chief Adam Bernodin.

Michael William Moore, 37, Saint Clair, resisting arrest, sentenced to serve 23 months on probation, pay $50 to CJEA fined, and perform 20 hours community service. On a charge of striking a parked vehicle at 451 S. Nicholas St., Saint Clair, and failing to stop was fined $300 and make restitution of $500 to Francisco Ortiz. Moore was cited by Patrolman Chad H. Seitzinger.

Joshua Adam Mullins, 20, Pottsville, on a charge of theft of scrap iron from the property of Reading Anthracite Company property along Darkwater Road in New Castle Township, was placed on probation 12 months, pay $50 to CJEA fund, and perform 20 hours of community service. Mullins was cited by Trooper Melissa A. Kyper.

Michael Allen Putalavage, 23, Minersville, delivery of a controlled substance, placed on probation 23 months, pay $100 to Substance Abuse Education (SAE) fund, $50 to CJEA fund, perform 20 hours of community service, and make restitution of $113 to the Bethlehem Regional Lab. He was cited by Minersville Patrolman Jeffrey R. Bowers.

Kayla Lynn Reinhart, 21, Pottsville, theft of credit card, was given credit for serving two days in the county prison and was released on parole for 18 months, pay $50 to CJEA fund, and make restitution of $270 to Nicole Krusonski, Minersville, the victim. Reinhart was cited by Patrolman Jeffrey R. Bowers. She previously was placed in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) probation program, but it was revoked by Senior Judge D. Michael Stine for violating the rules.

James Brian Roche, 48, Ashland, possession of a controlled substance, was given credit for serving 35 days in the county prison and released on 12 months probation, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, and perform 10 hours of community service. On a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia must serve an additional 12 months on probation and must obtain a drug and alcohol evaluation. .Roche was cited by Ashland Patrolman Mark O'Hearn.

Ryan Michael Schultz, 24, Frackville, simple assault on Sarah Roseman, Minersville, was given credit for serving nine days in the county prison and released on 11 months probation, and pay $50 to CJEA fund. On a charge of public drunkenness to pay a $100 fine. He was cited by Minersville Patrolman Jason A. Klouser.

On a charge of defiant trespass on a condemned property on Nice Street in Frackville he must serve an additional 12 months on probation and pay $50 to the CJEA fund. Schultz was cited by Sgt. Marvin Livergood.

Christopher J. Smith, theft of monies from a charity donation container in Boyer's Food Market in Ashland, placed on probation 12 months, pay $50 to CJEA fund, and make restitution of $3.03 to the SPCA. Smith was cited by Sgt. Michael Aulenbach.

Jeffrey Snyder, 44, Saint Clair, pleaded nolle contendre (no defense) to a charge of theft of electrical services and was placed on probation 18 months, pay $50 to CJEA, a $50 fee for a bench warrant issued against him, and make restitution of $550 to the Saint Clair Electric Company. Snyder was cited by Patrolman Martin H. Sterner.

Charles Edward Wishnefsky, 20, Shenandoah, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, given credit for serving 80 days in the county prison and was released on parole for 23 months, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, make restitution of $50 to the District Attorney, and $113 to Bethlehem Regional Lab.

On charges of risking a catastrophe and possession of an offensive weapon was placed on probation for 23 months on each charge and on a charge of possession of a controlled substance place on probation 12 months all to run concurrent. Wishnefsky was cited by Shenandoah Patrolman Michael O'Neill.

Dennis Jordan Wiederhold, 22, Minersville, possession of a controlled substance, 12 months probation, pay $100 to SAE fund, and $50 to CJEA fund. He was cited by Minersville Patrolman Bowers.

Melanie Marie Zimmerman, 28, Shenandoah, possession of drug paraphernalia, received credit for serving 85 days in the county prison and was released on parole for 12 months, pay $50 to CJEA fund, and make restitution of $113 to Bethlehem Regional Lab.

On a charge of possession of a small amount of marijuana was placed on probation 30 days to run concurrent. Zimmerman was cited by Shenandoah Capt. George Carada.

William Charles Dieter, 37, Pottsville, DUI of alcohol, served 48 hours in the county prison over the weekend and was released Sunday to begin serving six months on probation, fined $500, pay $50 to the Catastrophe fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, perform 10 hours community service, enroll in alcohol highway safety school, and driver's license suspended 12 months.

On a summary charge of failing to drive on right side of road was fined $25 plus $50 costs. Dieter was cited by Trooper Timothy Rymarkiewicz when stopped on SR209 in Branch Township.

James David Dotterer, 55, Schuylkill Haven, DUI, serve 48 hours to six months in the county prison beginning Monday, Nov. 19, at 9 a.m., fined $500, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to Catastrophe fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, attend safety school, perform 10 hours community service, and driver's licensed suspended 12 months. Dotterer was cited by Schuylkill Haven Patrolman David T. George.

Charles Edward Kimmel, 31, Pine Grove, DUI of drugs, serve 72 hours to six months in the county prison beginning Monday, Nov. 26, at 9:30 a.m., fined $1,000, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to Catastrophe fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, attend safety school, perform 20 hours community service, and driver's license suspended 12 months.

On summary charges of failing to drive on right side of roadway, failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic and failing to drive at safe speed was fined a total of $75 plus $150 costs. Kimmel was cited by Trooper Peter Mohn when stopped on SR125.

Michael Roy Klouser, 41, Hegins, DUI, serve one to five years in the county prison, fined $2,500, pay $300 to SAE fund, $50 to Catastrophe fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, attend safety school, receive outpatient counseling and follow with any aftercare plan, perform 50 hours of community service, and driver's license suspended 12 months.

On a summary charge of driving while his license was suspended was fined $200 and careless driving fined $25 plus $100 in costs. Klouser was cited by Hegins Township Patrolman Petrovich.

Zachary Daniel Shaw, 22, Auburn, DUI of drugs, serve 72 hours to six months in the county prison beginning Monday, Nov. 19, at 9 a.m., fined $1,000, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to Catastrophe fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $250 to Schuylkill Medical Center, attend safety school, perform 20 hours of community service, and driver's license is suspended 12 months.

On a summary charge of failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic was fined $25 plus $50 costs. Shaw was cited by Corporal Steven M. Schmit, state trooper, when stopped on SR183 in Cressona.

Shuana Nicole Ziegler, 31, Pottsville, pleaded nolo contendre (no defense) to a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and was placed on probation 12 months, pay $50 to CJEA fund, make restitution of $50 to the district attorney's office for a bench warrant issued against her, and $113 to Bethlehem Regional Lab.

On a summary charged of driving while her license was suspended was fined $500 plus $50 costs. Ziegler was cited by Butler Township Lt. Daniel Holderman.

Each defendant must also pay a $50 per month supervision fee while on probation or parole.