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Drug dealer gets jail time; other defendants sentenced

Published July 07. 2010 05:00PM

A drug dealer was sentenced to a county jail term, and other defendants who previously pleaded guilty to criminal counts were sentenced on Tuesday by Carbon County Senior Judge Richard W. Webb.

Heroin sale

Mark J. Digilio, 23, of Lehighton, was sentenced to serve three to 18 months in prison on a charge of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance-heroin. He was arrested by state police on March 11 for a drug sale involving 10 bags of heroin, troopers said.

Digilio told Webb, "I screwed up. I'm trying to do some things with my life."

Defense Atty. Joseph D. Perilli told Webb that his client had entered an outpatient rehabilitation program for drug addiction and continues to get counseling.

Webb also ordered Digilio to suppy a DNA sample, zero tolerance imposed on drug or alcohol use, get a drug and alcohol evaluation, and get a fulltime job. He was given credit for 28 days spent in jail on the charges.

He begins the jail terim on July 13 at 9 a.m. and was granted work release if he gets fulltime employment.

Other cases

Other defendants who were sentenced by Webb included:

Travis Lynn Schrantz, 41, of Lehighton, was placed on probation for a total of two years on one count each of insurance fraud and false reports. Schrantz was charged by Franklin Township police for making false insurance claims with Liberty Mutual for tires for his vehicle on more than one occasion.

Webb also ordered Schrantz to make restitution of $6,620.24 to the insurance company and supply a DNA sample.

Thomas Cancelliere, 56, of Palmerton, was sentenced to time served (66 days) to one year in jail on a charge of possession of an instrument of crime. He was arrested by state police on Nov. 10, 2009, at his home for having in his possession numerous firearms not properly registered.

Webb also ordered him to get a mental health evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment, possess no alcohol, submit to random searches of his residence, continue on his present medication, attend anger management counseling and to not have in his possession any type of firearm.

John M. Roth, 40, of Lehighton, was sentenced to serve 90 days to five years in jail on a charge of driving under the influence (DUI), a third offense. He was arrested on Nov. 23, 2009, along Ashtown Drive in Mahoning Township after being involved in an accident. Given a test, the result was .13BAC.

Webb also ordered he pay a fine of $1,500, get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 18 months, and was given credit for 21 days spent in a inpatient rehabilitation program.

Roth will spent the remaining 69 days of the jail term in the county's Intermediate Punishment Program (IPP) with electronic monitoring.

Anna Marie Rehrig, 37, of Lehighton, was sentenced on a charge of access device fraud. Webb placed her on probation for 18 months.

She was charged with taking a credit card from the purse of Allane Kistler on Oct. 5, 2007, and using it at several businesses in Mahoning Township and later at businesses in Lehigh County. She is facing charges incident to those acts in Lehigh.

Webb ordered her to make total restitution of $2,267.03. It was noted that she owes over $3,900 in Lehigh for restitution.

All defendants must also pay court costs and a $50 per month supervision fee while on probation or parole.

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