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Three given state prison sentences

Published January 13. 2010 05:00PM

Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin sentenced three men a state correctional institution to serve sentences for crimes they admitted committing after holding hearings in Schuylkill County court.

Richard D. Anderson, 49, Schuylkill Haven, pleaded guilty to a charge of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and was sentenced to serve 24 months in the state's Intermediate Punishment Program (IPP) and abide to conditions imposed as follows:

He must spend a minimum of seven months in the state's IPP of which not less than four months must be spent in a institutional therapeutic community for evaluation, spend a minimum of two months in a community-based therapeutic community, a mininum of six months in treatment through an outpatient treatment facility and a period of supervised reintegration into the community for the balance of his sentence.

He also must pay $300 to the Substance Abuse Education (SAE) fund, $50 to the Criminal Justice Enhancement Account (CJEA) fund and all costs of prosecution. Anderson was cited by the Schuylkill County Drug Task Force last April 17when the contraband were found in his home.

Robert J. McManus, 21, Ashland, had his probation revoked and on burglary and other related charges was sentenced to serve a total of 15 to 48 months in a state prison. He was stopped last Oct. 7 by Officer John Kaczmarczyk, Mahanoy City police, on a suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI). Test showed he was under the influence of cansprodol and meprobante drugs without a valid prescription and was driving without a valid license.

McManus had pleaded guilty in May 2007 of burglary of the Sandwich Shope and Boyer's Supermarket in Ashland. He was cited by then Criminal Investigator Joseph G. Groody while a member of the Ashland Police. Groody is now sheriff of Schuylkill County.

Revoke probation

Gerald Lawell III, 26, Orwigsburg, had his probation from the state IPP revoked and was re-sentenced on a charge of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance to serve two to four years imprisonment in a state correctional institution. On a charge of DUI to serve 90 days to five years in a state correctional institution but the sentence runs concurrent with the first sentence.

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