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Three sentenced to prison terms

Published November 01. 2011 05:01PM

Three persons, who previously entered guilty pleas to criminal counts, were sentenced to prison terms on Monday in Carbon County court.

The three appeared before Senior Judge Richard W. Webb.

Palmerton incident

Ashly Nicole Tansley, 22, of Palmerton, was sentenced to serve one to one day less 24 months in prison on a charge of criminal conspiracy-altered writing.

She was arrested on March 30 by Palmerton police for an incident at the Rite Aid pharmacy where she altered a prescription for percocet.

Webb also ordered her to get both a mental health and drug and alcohol (D&A) evaluations and follow any recommendations for treatment, zero tolerance imposed on D&A use and render 50 hours of community service.

Tansley is currently in the county prison serving a six month sentence for a probation violation. The new sentence begins at the conclusion of the current prison term.

DUI cases

Two defendants were sentenced on driving under the influence (DUI) charges.

Michael Richard Hydro, 44, of Lehighton, was sentenced to serve five days to six months in jail. He was arrested on Jan. 21 along SR209 in Franklin Township. Given a test, the result was .23BAC.

He was also ordered to pay a fine of $300, get a D&A evaluation and his license suspended for a year.

He will begin the jail term on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 9 a.m.

Thomas A. Jankowski, 43, of Philadelphia, was sentenced to serve 90 days to five years in jail. He was arrested on April 1 along the turnpike in East Penn Township by state police at the Pocono barracks. He refused a blood test and will lose his license for a year for the refusal.

Webb also ordered he pay a fine of $1,500, get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for an additional 18 months, and zero tolerance on D&A use.

He will serve 30 days in the county prison and the remaining 60 days in the Intermediate Punishment Program (IPP) with electronic monitoring. The IPP will be handled by Philadelphia County adult probation.

Jankowski began the 30 day jail term immediately.

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

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