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Lansford man gets state prison term for drug dealing

Published February 04. 2011 05:00PM

A Landsford man was sentenced to serve a state prison for selling illegal drugs in Tamaqua.

Rolando M. Horsford, 30. of 30 1/2 E. Abbot St., formerly of New York, was sentenced by Judge John E. Domalakes in Schuylkill County court Thursday to serve two to five years in a stae prison on charges of delivery of a controlled substance in August and September of 2009.

He was found guilty last December after a trial without a jury and received a sentence of 12 to 30 months on each count of delivery to run consecutively. He also has to pay $200 to the Substance Abuse Education (SAE) fund, fines totaling $400 on the delivery charges plus $500 on a charge of driving while his operating privileges were suspended.

He also received a concurrent sentence of 90 to 180 days on the driving charge and on a charge of criminal use of a communication facility received a concurrent one to two years sentence. Horsford was also ordered to make restitution of $100 to the Tamaqua Police Department Drug Task Force and $226 to the Bethlehem Regional Lab.

Charges were filed by Tamaqua Sgt. Richard Weaver, of the Ddrug task force.

Draws probation

Elliott Todd Waters, 38, Saint Clair, pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and was sentenced Wednesday by Domalakes to serve six months on probation, pay a fine of $300, pay $100 to SAE fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, enroll in alcohol highway safe driving school and remain active with treatment currently receiving from Veterans Administration. On a charge of driving while his operating privileges were suspended was fined $ 200 plus $50 costs.

Each defendant must pay court costs and a $50 per month supervision fee while on probation or parole.

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