Tamaqua man gets jail term for drug dealing
A Tamaqua man was among several sentenced recently in Schuylkill County court.
Thomas King McCabe Jr., 24, of 326 W. Broad St., who was found guilty by a jury last Sept. 10 of charges of delivering illegal drugs in Shenandoah, was sentenced Monday by Judge John E. Domalakes to serve four to 23 months in the county prison.
The sentence becomes effective Wednesday, Nov. 3, when McCabe must report to the prison at 9 a.m. to start his sentence. He also must pay a fine of $200, pay $100 to the Substance Abuse Education (SAE) fund, $50 to the Criminal Justice Enhancement Account (CJEA), make restitution of $310 to the state police Bureau of Forensic Services, $113 to Bethlehem Regional Lab and $50 to Shenandoah Police Drug Task Force. McCabe was cited by Patrolman George Carado, Shenandoah police, on May 22, 2009.
Ronald Elvin Reed Jr., 41, Orwigsburg, who was found guilty by a jury last Sept. 9 was sentenced Monday by Judge Domalakes on a charge of simple assault to serve 23 months on probation after receiving credit for serving one day in the county prison, pay a fine of $200, pay $50 to CJEA , must undergo drug and alcohol assessment and have no contact with the victim, Ashley Matalavage, of Pottsville. Reed was cited by Cpl. Dennis Wiederhold, Pottsville police, on Oct. 28, 2009.
Mark J. Santai, Pottsville, who was found guilty by a jury last Sept. 15 of a charge of driving under the influence (DUI), was sentenced Monday by Judge Domalakes to serve 72 hours to six months in the county prison. The sentence to begin on Jan. 7 at 9 a.m., pay a fine of $1,000, pay $300 to SAE fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, enroll in alcohol highway safety school and receive intensive outpatient counseling and his driver's license is suspended 12 months. On a charge of striking a parked vehicle and failing to stop was fined $300 plus $50 costs. Santai was cited by Officer Webber, Pottsville police, on June 27, 2009.
Each defendant must also pay court costs and a $50 per month supervision fee while on probation or parole.