Carbon man admits to drug sale; trespass incident
A Carbon County man, scheduled to go on trial this week in the county court, entered guilty pleas in two pending cases and was immediately sentenced to a county prison term.
Daniel Hollan, 31, last known address in Lansford, pleaded guilty before Judge Joseph J. Matika to one count of delivery of a controlled substance and criminal trespass, both felonies.
Hollan was charged with the drug count after he sold heroin to a confidential informant working for the state Attorney General's office. The sale was on Aug. 8, 2012, along W. Patterson Street in Lansford.
The trespass count stems from a March 7, 2013, incident in Lansford. In a plea bargain the more serious charge of burglary was dropped.
Borough police charged him with entering an apartment at 39-41 E. Ridge St, belonging to Maryann Arieta, and taking jewelry and cash.
Hollan admitted to a heroin addiction.
Matika sentenced him to serve one day less 12 months to one day less 24 months on the delivery charge followed by five years of probation. The same sentence was imposed on the trespass charge, running concurrent.
Matika also ordered Hollan to get a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment, zero tolerance imposed on D&A use, supply a DNA sample, have no contact with the victim, render 100 hours of community service when released on parole, and make restitution to Arieta for $3,000. He must also pay court costs, which average about $1,000, and pay a $50 per month supervision fee while on parole and probation.
He was given a total of 339 days credit for time already spent in jail on the charges.