Three first time offenders in the criminal justice system were placed in Carbon County's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) probation program on Thursday by Senior Judge Richard W. Webb.
If a person successfully completes all the conditions of the program their record his wiped clean. However, if the failed to complete it or are revoked, then the Commonwealth reserves the right to prosecute them on all pending charges. A person does not admit guilt in entering the program.
Webb placed the three for a year. Those placed were:
William Boyd Henry III, 19, of Edwardsville, Luzerne County, on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested on Dec. 26, 2009, by Lehighton police in the area of 362 N. Fifth St.
Webb ordered he pay $350 for the costs of the program, zero tolerance on drug or alcohol use, get a D&A evaluation and render 15 hours of community service.
Joseph Marykwas Jr., 44, of Jim Thorpe, was placed on a driving under the influence (DUI) charge. He was arrested on Jan. 7 along North St., in Jim Thorpe. Given a test, the result was .14BAC.
Webb ordered him to pay $400 for the program and his license was suspended for 30 days.
Jonathan J. Puppo, 20, of Albrightsville, was placed on a charge of theft. He was arrested on Dec. 1, 2009, by state police at Fern Ridge for an incident in which lumber was stolen.
Webb ordered him to pay $350 for the program, make restitution of $386, zero tolerance on D&A use and render 15 hours of community service.
The three must also pay court costs and a $50 per month supervision fee while in the program.