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Lehighton man pleads guilty to drug charge, sentenced to prison

Published February 15. 2012 05:01PM

A Lehighton man pleaded guilty in Carbon County court on Tuesday to a drug charge.

David Michael Eisenhower, 31, pleaded to one count of possession of a controlled substance before President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II and was immediately sentenced to serve six to one day less 24 months in the county prison. The sentence was the result of a plea bargain with the district attorney's office.

Eisenhower was charged in June 2010 by agents of the state Attorney General's office.

Nanovic also ordered the Eisenhower get a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment, attend Narcotics Anonymous meetings regularly, zero tolerance imposed on D&A use and was granted immediate work release privileges. He was given credit for 85 days spent in prison on the charges.

Eisenhower recently completed a one-to-two-year state prison term imposed by the county court on a receiving stolen property.

At the time of that sentencing Eisenhower admitted to a long-term drug addiction problem. Yesterday he told Nanovic he had addressed the problem by taking advantage of various drug programs offered in the state system.

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