A Carbon County man entered a guilty plea to a drug charge along with a conduct count and was given a state prison term, which he requested.
Jaden Diacheysn, 26, of Nesquehoning, who was scheduled to go on trial this week in Carbon County court, entered guilty pleas to one count each of delivery of a controlled substance, persistent disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Diacheysn was arrested by Nesquehoning police on the drug charges on Nov. 2, 2013, at his residence along Allen Street. Police were dispatched to the area to a report of an individual offering drugs to a juvenile female. When police attempted to take him into custody, he ran away but was caught then resisted police.
The conduct charge stems from an Oct. 22, 2013, incident at his residence where police went with a search warrant looking for another individual. Diacheysn caused a disturbance when police attempted to serve the warrant, officers said.
Diacheysn said borough police had a vendetta against him. He claimed that they are constantly watching him in an attempt to arrest him. On the day of the drug arrest he claimed he had only been paroled from the county prison the day before.
Matika said he realizes there is "no love lost between Mr. Diacheysn and Nesquehoning police"
Diacheysn also said he wanted to be sentenced to a state prison term because the county prison was "boring" and there was nothing offered at the prison to get help for his problems. Matika said he would grant the defendant's wish for a state term.
On the delivery charge Matika sentenced Diacheysn to serve one to two years in a state prison with the same sentence imposed on the resisting arrest charge, running concurrently. On the conduct charge he was placed on probation for a year concurrent to the other counts.
He was also ordered to get both a mental health and drug and alcohol evaluations and follow any recommendations for treatment, and zero tolerance imposed on drug use. He must also pay court costs, which average about $1,000, and pay a $50 per month supervision fee when released on parole.
He was given credit for 118 days spent in prison on the charges.