A Philadelphia man recently entered a guilty plea to two counts of forgery in Carbon County court and was immediately sentenced to a state prison term.

Kevin Rex, 44, was sentenced by President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II to serve 18 to 60 months in a state prison on both counts of forgery with the terms running concurrent to each other and concurrent to a state prison term Rex is currently serving on unrelated charges.

Rex admitted attempting to pass a bank withdrawal slip at two banks in Lehighton on Oct. 6, 2011, in the name of Michael Myers. The banks refused to cash it and called police. Rex was arrested by borough police while attempting to cash the slip at a second location. The slip was for $4,500 but Rex did not get any money.

Additionally he was ordered to supply a DNA sample, pay court costs of abut $1,000, and was given credit for 174 days spent in jail on the charges.

Drug case

Jesse Glenn Harrell III, 23, of Albrightsville, entered a guilty plea to one count of attempting to get a controlled substance with a forged prescription slip.

He was arrested by agents of the state Attorney General's office for an incident at the Walmart store in Mahoning Township on July 27, 2011. He attempted to get the drug oxycodone with a forged prescription.

Nanovic deferred sentencing and ordered the adult probation office prepare a presentence investigation report.