Pleas entered in six drug cases
Six defendants inpending drug-related cases entered pleas before Judge Steven R. Serfass.
Russell Anthony Brown, 33, of Allentown, and formerly of Lehighton, pleaded to one count of delivery of a controlled substance-oxycodone.
He admitted selling 10 oxycodone pills to aconfidential informant working for the state police vice unit of the Bethlehem barracks. The sale occurred on March 4, 2013, in the area of 371 Second St., Lehighton.
Serfass sentenced Brown to serve one day less one year to one day less two years in the county prison with credit for 79 days already served.
He was also ordered to get a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment, zero tolerance imposed on D&A use, supply a DNA sample, and render 200 hours of community service when released on parole.
Other defendants who pleaded to drug counts included:
Tammy G. McMullen, 46, of Jeddo, Luzerne County, and formerly of Summit Hill, pleaded to one count each of criminal conspiracy-possession of a controlled substance-heroin, and possession.
She was arrested on Aug. 1, 2012, by agents of the AG office at E. Ludlow and Elm streets, Summit Hill, after she made a sale to an informant at a cemetery in the borough.
She also pleaded in another pending case to a charge of receiving stolen property. She was arrested on Sept. 20, 2012, by Mahoning Township police for an incident at the Walmart store where $258.80 worth of merchandise was taken.
Serfass deferred sentencing and ordered the adult probation office to prepare a PSI report.
Greg W. Tucker, 23, of Saylorsburg, pleaded to one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested on April 9, 2013, by Jim Thorpe police in the 200 block of Center Avenue.
Tucker is currently in the Monroe County prison awaiting sentencing on a probation violation.
Serfass placed him on probation for a year and ordered he get a D&A evaluation and render 50 hours of community service.
Pamela Bowman, 37, of Lehighton, pleaded to one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. She was arrested on Nov. 15, 2012, by Mahoning Township police along Blakeslee Boulevard following a vehicle stop. She was a passenger in the vehicle.
Serfass placed her on probation for a year and ordered her to get a D&A evaluation and render 50 hours of community service.
Sean M. Dunnigan, 20, of Whitehall, pleaded to one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested on Feb 15 at Second Street and Keystone Alley in Lehighton by state police at Lehighton following a vehicle stop.
Serfass placed him on probation for a year and ordered him to get a D&A evaluation and render 50 hours of community service.
Michael Alan Keiper, 36, of Lehighton, pleaded to one count of possession of marijuana. He was arrested on Oct. 4, 2013, by state police at 220 White St., Weissport. Troopers served a warrant on him issued out of Schuylkill County. When taking him into custody, drug paraphernalia was found.
Serfass sentenced him to serve two to four days in jail and gave him credit for four days already served in prison.
Each defendant sentenced must also pay court costs, which average about $1,000, and pay a $50 per month supervision fee while on probation or parole.