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Man sentenced for drug trafficking

Published November 07. 2013 05:00PM

A Schuylkill County man was sentenced to a federal prison term on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Scranton.

Michael Beaver, 43, of Tamaqua, was given the prison term for his part in a oxycontin trafficking conspiracy, according to the U.S. Attorney Frances P. Sempa, who prosecuted the case.

Senior U.S. District Judge Edwin M. Koski sentenced Beaver to serve seven months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. He must also pay a $300 fine and a $100 special assessment.

The sentence also calls for Beaver to spend six months on house arrest with electronic monitoring after his release from prison.

On Oct. 5, 2011, Beaver pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute 80 milligram oxycontin pills.

He was indicted by a federal grand jury while alleged that Beaver and his co-defendants, Rickard Law II and Stephen Nesspor, obtained the drugs in Berks County and then brought them to Schuylkill County for sale.

Law and Nesspor have already been sentenced to federal prison terms. Law is serving 15 months and Nessport one year.

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