Two drug dealers plead guilty
Two Carbon County drug dealers entered guilty pleas in the county court on Monday and were immediately sentenced to state prison terms.
Wendy Kaminitsky, 34, of Summit Hill, and Marcel Mamouzette Jr., 48, formerly of Summit Hill, each entered pleads in two pending drug cases before President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II.
Kaminitsky was sentenced to serve a total of 18 to 36 months in a state prison on two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance-crack cocaine.
Mamouzette, who was arrested at the same time as Kaminitsky, was sentenced to serve two and a half to five years in a state prison on the same two counts.
Kaminitksy pleaded to an incident on Oct. 6, 2011, when agents of the state Attorney General's office served a search warrant at 17-19 Pine St., Summit Hill, apartment two, where she and Mamouzette were living at the time.
Found in the home was U.S. currency in excess of $5,000 along with crack cocaine and other drug-related items. Both she and Mamouzette were placed under arrest at the time and jailed.
She also pleaded to a incident on Sept. 15, 2011, when she sold crack cocaine to an undercover agent of the AG office along White St., in Summit Hill.
She also entered a plead in a pending case in Lehighton. She was arrested at a sobriety checkpoint operation on Aug. 27, 2011. She was found to be under the influence and submitted to a blood test, which revealed a .23BAC. She was also driving with a suspended license-DUI related.
The jail term imposed covered all three pleads. She was also ordered to supply a DNA sample, get a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment, license suspended for a year, and pay a fine of $2,500 on the DUI count, and $500 on the suspension charge.
She was given credit for 390 days spent in jail to date on the charges.
Mamouzette pleaded to charges stemming from the search warrant on Oct. 6 at the apartment he shared with Kaminitsky. He also pleaded to an incident on Sept. 21, 2011, when he sold crack cocaine to an undercover agent of the AG office outside the apartment on Pine St.
He was also ordered to get a D&A evaluation and supply a DNA sample. He was given credit for 390 days spent in jail on the charges.
Both must also pay court costs, which average about $1,000.
Scott A. Wescott III, 48, of Lehighton, was sentenced on a DUI charge by Judge Steven R. Serfass yesterday after previously pleading guilty to the charge.
Wescott was arrested on Dec. 18, 2010, along Bankway in Lehighton. Given a test, the result was .20BAC.
Serfass sentenced him to serve two days in jail followed by five months and 28 days in the county's Intermediate Punishment Program (IPP). The 28 days will be on electronic monitoring. He was also ordered to get a D&A evaluation, pay a fine of $750, license suspended for a year, zero tolerance on D&A use, and render 25 hours of community service.
On a recklessly endangering charge he was placed on probation for 18 months, concurrent with the DUI charge, and render 75 hours of community service. He must also pay court costs, which average about $1,000, and pay a $50 per month supervision fee while on probation and parole.
He will begin the jail term at 9 a.m. on Nov. 3.