Two drug dealers given prison terms
Two men who previously pleaded guilty to drug dealing charges were sentenced to prison terms on Tuesday in Carbon County court. They were amont several defendants to appear before Senior Judge Richard W. Webb for sentencing.
Timothy Arner, 34, of Palmerton, and Joseph John Ichart, 44, of Raleigh, N.C., were arrested by state police in separate incidents and entered pleas to one count each of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.
Arner was arrested on Aug. 13, 2002, for incidents in the Palmerton area for his involvement with cocaine.
Ichart was arrested on March 27, 2007, along Intersate 80 in Kidder Township, following a vehicle stop. He was found with cocaine in his vehicle in quantities that indicate drug dealing.
Webb sentenced Arner to serve six to 23 months in prison and ordered he get both a drug and alcohol (D&A) and mental health evaluations, zero tolerance on D&A use and supply a DNA sample and pay the $250 fee.
He will begin the jail term on April 12, at 9 a.m.
Webb imposed the same jail term and conditions on Ichart and also ordered he report on April 12 at 9 a.m.
Both sentences imposed were in the mitigated range of state sentencing guidelines.
Other defendants sentenced by Webb included:
Cornelius James Cregan, 58, of Effort, was sentenced on a charge of driving under the influence (DUI). He was arrested on Sept. 18, 2009, by state police along SR209 in Towamensing Township. Given a test, the result was .28BAC.
Webb sentenced him to serve 90 days to five years in jail, a fine of $1,500, license suspended for 18 months, ordered to get a D&A evaluation and continue with mental health counseling, zero tolerance on D&A use and render 30 hours of community service when released from jail.
He will begin the jail term on Friday, March 26, at 10 a.m.
Jon Joseph Lynn, 30, of Summit Hill, was sentenced on a DUI charge. He was arrested on Oct. 17, 2009, by state police at Lehighton along SR248 at the exit ramp in Bowmanstown. Given a test, the result was .12BAC.
Webb sentenced him to serve five days to six months in jail, a fine of $300, license suspended for a year and get a D&A evaluation. The sentence runs concurrent with one he is currently serving in Schuylkill County prison.
George M. McCartney, 45, of Nesquehoning, was sentenced on a DUI charge. He was arrested on Dec. 12, 2009, in Nesquehoning. Given a test, the result was .10BAC.
Webb sentenced him to serve 30 days probation, a fine of $300 and get a D&A evaluation. He was given credit for 30 days spent in jail.
All defendants must pay court costs and a $50 per month supervision fee while on probation or parole.