Seven area residents were among 26 defendants who were admitted into the Accelerated Rehabilative Disposition (ARD) probation program by Schuylkill County District Attorney Karen Noon Byrnes.

Judge Charles M. Miller imposed conditions they must carry out in order to clear their name of a criminal charge. The program is a one-time offer to first offenders who had been charged with a non-violent crime. A person does not admit guilt in entering the program.

All were placed for a yeary, unless otherwise noted.

Monica Marie Brown, 23, of 14 W. Broad St., Apt. 2, Tamaqua, unauthorized use of a credit card of Brenda Bachert, 515 Arlington St., Tamaqua, assessed $350 to defray the cost of the program, $50 to Criminal Justice Enhancement Account (CJEA) fund, perform 10 hours community service, and make restitution of $618.52 to M&T Bank. Brown was cited by Tamaqua Cpl. Henry Woods.

Charles Robert Weicker, 42, of 204 Center St., Tamaqua, driving under influence (DUI) of alcohol, assessed $500, $300 to Substance Abuse Education (SAE) fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $50 to McCARE fund, $60 to St. Lukes Hospital, perform 10 hours community service, enroll in alcohol highway safety school, and driver's license suspended 60 days. On a summary charge of failing to activate turning signals when required was fined $25 plus $50 costs. Weicker was cited by West Penn Township Patrolman Glenn R. Laninger.

Michael Barry, 54, of 57 Deer Trail Lane, Nesquehoning, DUI of alcohol, $500 assessment, $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $50 to MCARE fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center (SMC), perform 10 hours community service, complete safety school, receive outpatient substance abuse treatment, and driver's license suspended 60 days. Barry was cited by Rush Patrolman Adam Sinton.

Edward John Flaim, 19, of 22 Vulcan Road, Barnesville, possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, 24 months in program, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, and perform 20 hours community service. Flaim was cited by Mahanoy Townshiop Officer Brandon Alexander.

Mariah L. Lewis, 20, 134 W. Fell St., Summit Hill, theft of leased property from Hometown Rent-A-Center, Rush Township, assessed $350, pay $350 to CJEA fund, perform 10 hours community service, and make restitution of $1,147.40 to Rent-A-Center Store. Lewis was cited by Rush Sgt. Duane Frederick.

Benjamin G. Smith, 23. of 6 Doran St., McAdoo, DUI of alcohol, pay $500 assessment fee, $100 to SAE fund, $60 to SMC, $50 to CJEA fund, $50 to MCARE fund, perform 10 hours community service, attend alcohol highway safety school, and driver's license suspended 30 days. Smith was cited by Rush Patrolman James Patterson.

Jennifer Lynn Giranda, 38, of 51 Bridge St., McAdoo, DUI of alcohol, $500 assessment, $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $50 to MCARE fund, $60 to SMC, 10 hours community service, attend safety school, and license suspended 60 days. On summary charges of failing to carry a driver's license and failing to drive at safe speed was fined $50 plus $100 costs. Giranda was cited by McAdoo Patrolman Jeffrey Tanner.

Raymond Allen Hoppes III, 23, Minersville, possession of a controlled substance, 24 months in program, $350 assessment, $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, perform 20 hours community service, and $113 to Bethlehem Regional Lab. Hoppes was cited by Minersville Patrolman Jeffrey R. Bowers.

Alexandra Lynne Marceau, 19, Auburn, possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, $350 assessmenmt, $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, and perform 10 hours community service. She was cited by Trooper Mark W. Knock on Berne Road in South Manheim Township.

Ryan Michael Natale, 24, Pine Grove, simple assault and harassment of Kittie Schneck, Schuylkill Haven, $350 assessment, $50 to CJEA fund, and perform 10 hours community service. Natale was cited by Schuylkill Haven Patrolman Willliam I. Horn.

Debra Ann Neary, 54, Mahanoy City, DUI of alcohol, $500 assessment, $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $50 to MCARE fund, attend safety school, and perform 10 hours community service. Neary was cited by McAdoo Patrolman William Michael Curilla.

Christopher Robert Werley, 19, New Tripoli, corruption of minors, theft of Ipod transmission from car of Edward Zipany, Schuylkill Haven, and receiving stolen property; $350 assessment, $50 to CJEA, and perform 10 hours community service. Werley was cited by Patrolman Vincent J. McDonald.

James Bruce, 67, Shenandoah, possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, $350 assessment, $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, and perform 10 hours community service.

Samuel Sajda, 20, Shenandoah, possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, $350 assessment, $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, and perform 10 hours community service. On a summary charge of headlamps not working, fined $25 plus $50 costs. Sajda was cited by Shenandoah Patrolman Michael O'Neill.

Keith Bruce Capizzo, 39, Drums, DUI of drugs, possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug parpahernalia; $500 assessment, $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $50 to MCARE fund, perform 10 hours community service, attend safety school and submit to randum urine and drug screens, and driver's license suspended 60 days. On a summary charge of rear light not working was fined $25 plus $50 costs. Capizzo was cited by McAdoo Patrolman Steven Homanko.

Robert James Carelli Jr., 22, Sugarload, DUI of drugs, $500 assessment, $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $50 to MCARE fund, $460 to SMC, attend safety school, receive outpatient substance abuse treatment, perform 10 hours community service, and driver's license suspended 60 days. Carelli was cited by McAdoo Patrolman Steven Homanko.

Candice Marie Erdman, 30, Pitman, Eldred Township, DUI of alcohol, $500 assessment, $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $50 to MCARE fund, $60 to SMC, perform 10 hours community service, attend safety school, submit to unannounced urine screens and drug screens, and driver's license suspended 60 days. On a summary charge of disregarding a traffic lane was fined $25 plus $50 costs. Erdman was cited by Trooper Stephen D.Kleeman at intersection of Interstate 81 and SR25.

Donna M. Jones, 39, Port Carbon, DUI of alcohol, $500 assessment, $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $50 to MCARE fund, perform 10 hours community service, attend safety schoo,l and no license suspension. Jones was cited by Trooper Thomas Hornung on SR183 in Wayne Township.

Jason Michael Kintzer, 19, Pottsville, formerly of Tremont, DUI of alcohol, $500 assessment, $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $50 to MCARE fund, $60 to SMC, attend safety school, perform 10 hours of community service, and driver's license suspened 90 days. On a summary charge of having an improper muffler on his vehicle was fined $25 plus $50 costs. Kintzer was cited by Minersville Patrolman Jason A. Klouser.

Dennis Lee Manotti, 54, Montoursville, DUI of alcohol, 24 months in program, $500 assessment, $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $50 to MCARE fund, attend safety school, receive outpatient substance abuse treatment, perform 20 hours community service, and driver's license suspended 60 days. On summary charges, failing to obey traffic light, driving the wrong way, and disregarding a traffic lane was fined $75 plus $150 in fines.

Kristi Raymer, 22, Scranton, DUI of alcohol, $500

assessment, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $50 to MCARE fund, $60 to SMC, attend safety school, perfrom 10 hours community service, and driver's license suspended 30 days. Raymer was cited by McAdoo Patrolman Steven Homanko.

Mitcheal Keith Redmond, 23, Shenandoah, DUI of alcohol, $500 assessment, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $50 to MCARE fund, $60 to SMC, attend safety school, perform 10 hours community service, and driver's license suspended 30 days. Redmond was cited by Shenandoah Patrolman Michael O'Neill.

David John Snopek , 32, Pottsville, DUI of alcohol, $500 assessment, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $50 to MCARE fund, $60 to SMC, attend safety school, perform 10 hours community service, and driver's license suspended 30 days. Snopek was cited by Schuylkill Haven Patrolman Gregory S. Meisner.

Michael John Stetts, 56, Mahanoy City, DUI of alcohol, $500 assessment, $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $50 to MCARE fund, attend safety school, perform 10 hours community service, and driver's license suspended 60 days. On a summary charge of having an open can of alcohol beverage in his car he was fined $25 plus $50 costs. Stetts was cited by McAdoo Patrolman Steven Homanko.

Krystle Lee Ketchledge, 22, Shenandoah, DUI of alcohol, $500 assessment, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $50 to MCARE fund, $60 to SMC, attend safety school, perform 10 hours community service, and driver's license suspended 60 days. On a charge of being involved in an accident by striking a street light pole at the drive-in of Sovereign Bank, Main and Centre sts., Shenandoah, was ordered to make restitution of $250 to the bank and $5,875.50 to Pinnacle Risk Services Inc. On a summary charge of driving upon the sidewalk and backing a vehicle improperly was fined $50 plus $100 costs. Ketchledge was cited by Officer Christopher Zuber.

Brittan Nicole Wolfe, 23, Hazleton, DUI of alcohol, $500 assessment, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $50 to MCARE fund, $60 to SMC, attend safety school, perform 10 hours community service, and driver's license suspended 30 days. On a charge of driving while license suspended was fined $25 plus $50 costs. Wolfe was cited by McAdoo Patrolman Steven Homanko.

Each defendant must also pay a $50 per month supervision fee while in the program.