Lehighton man given state prison term on gun count
A Lehighton man was sentenced to a state prison term on Monday in Carbon County court on a firearms count.
Kareem D. Sanders, 19, was sentenced by Judge Steven R. Serfass to serve 12 to 60 months in a state correction institution on a charge of possession of a firearm with manufacturer number altered. He previously pleaded guilty to the charge plus a count of unsworn falsification.
Sanders was arrested on Sept. 15, 2011, by Lansford police.
On the falisfication charge he was sentenced to serve three to 24 months in a state prison concurrent with the firearms count.
Serfass rejected a request from defense Attorney Michael Gough to run the sentence concurrent with a Monroe County term Sanders is serving.
In June Sanders was sentenced in Monroe to serve 15 to 36 months in a state prison.
Serfass ruled his sentence run consecutive to the Monroe term.
Sanders was also ordered to get both a mental health and drug and alcohol evaluations and follow any recommendations for treatment, zero tolerance imposed on D&A use, supply a DNA sample, and court costs.
He was given credit for six days spent in jail on the charges.
Sanders also has a robbery, burglary and related counts case pending in Carbon County.