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Two sentenced for drugs

Published October 22. 2013 05:00PM

Five defendants who pleaded guilty to criminal offenses were sentenced in Schuylkill County court.

Judge John E. Domalakes sentenced two men who entered guilty pleas to having illegal drugs.

Charles Sincavage, 49, Mahanoy City, was sentenced on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia to serve nine to 23 months in the county prison, pay $100 to the Substance Abuse Educatation fund, and $50 to Criminal Justice Enhancement Account. He was cited by Mahanoy City Patrolman Charles Kovalewski. On a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia received a concurrent 12 months probation sentence.

Bobby Carnell, 32, Mahanoy City, was sentenced on a charge of possession of drug parahernalia to serve 21 days to 11 months in prison, however, since he has served 21 days was granted immediate parole, pay $100 to SAE fund, and $50 to CJEA. On a charge of public drunkenness was fined $25 plus costs. He was cited by Mahanoy City Patrolman Jonathan McHugh.

In the case of Francis L. Guida, 48, Shenandoah, Judge Domalakes accepted his guilty plea to charges of delivery of a controlled substance to a confidential informant at a street corner in Shenandoah, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia but deferred sentencing to Tuesday, Dec. 3. Guida was cited by Patrolman Michael O'Neill.

President Judge Willliam E. Baldwin accepted guilty pleas of two defendants but deferred sentences to a later date.

Benjamin Adam Lincoln, 23, York, entered a guilty plea to a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol and failing to drive at a safe speed when stopped by Trooper John B. Carr on Blue Mountain Road (Route 61) in Port Clinton.

Corey Michael Vanetten, 36, Pottsville, entered a guilty plea to DUI of alcohol and driving while his operating privileges were suspended when stopped by Minersville Patrollman Richard C. Clink, on the Pottsville-Minersville Highway (Route 209).

Sex offender

Matthew Kyle Hoy, 20, Pottsville, who had pleaded guilty last April 24 to a charge of indecent assault involving a 13-year-old girl was sentenced by Judge James P. Goodman to serve one to two years in a state correctional facility. He was informed by Goodman that the Commonwealth has not established sufficient evidence to declare him a sexually violent predator, however, he is classified as a Tier II sexual offender and therefore must register under the Megan's Law for 15 years.

Parole revoked

Joseph R. Angst Sr., 47, of 21 Main St., Middleport, had his parole revoked by Goodman and was recommitted to the county prison to serve out his sentence and his 104 days of liberty were disallowed. He may apply for parole on or after Nov. 7 and if granted must have a drug and alcohol evaluation and may have contact with the victim, Marie Galuska, for business purposes. Angst had pleaded guilty to simple assault.

Found guilty

Christopher Lee Collins, Minersville, who was found guilty by a jury last August of criminal conspiracy in the sale of drugs in the borough, was sentencedf by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbinm to serve six months on probation, and pay $100 to SAE fund. He was cited by Patrolman Jeffrey R. Bowers. The jury found him not guilty of delivery of drugs or possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Each defendant sentenced must pay a $50 per month supervision fee while on probation or parole.

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