Carbon County court
A Northampton woman was sentenced to a prison term on Thursday in Carbon County court on a drug charge.
She was one of four defendants who previously pleaded guilty in pending criminals cases and were sentenced by President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II.
Amy Lynn Ziegenfuss, 43, was sentenced to serve six to one day less 24 months in prison on a charge of possession of a controlled substance and on probation for six months on a charge of receiving stolen property. The terms run consecutively.
She was arrested on Oct. 16, 2019, by Lehighton police at the Dollar General Store along North First Street. Police responded to a retail theft report. Ziegenfuss was in a vehicle outside the store when police approached it. She then ran but was later located. Drugs were found on her.
She was also ordered to get a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment and zero tolerance imposed on drug or alcohol use.
She was given credit for 118 days already served in prison. She will begin serving her remaining time on April 28 at 11 p.m. and serve it on consecutive two-day periods of Wednesday to Friday.
Sean Williams, 32, of Whitehall, was sentenced to serve one day less 12 to one day less 24 months in prison on a charge of criminal conspiracy, corruption organization.
He was arrested on Nov. 1, 2018, by Summit Hill police as part of an ongoing investigation.
He was also ordered to get both drug and alcohol and mental health evaluations and supply a DNA sample.
He was given credit for 31 days already served.
His sentencing was done via video from the county prison where he is an inmate.
Amber Lee Yeanish, 47, of Slatington, was sentenced to serve 72 hours to six months in jail, pay a fine of $1,000 and his license suspended for a year on a DUI charge.
She was arrested on Aug. 8, 2017, by state police at Lehighton, along Circle Drive in Franklin Township. She refused a test.
She will begin serving the jail term at 5 p.m. on May 5.
David Obrien, 35, of Pocono Lake, was sentenced to serve 90 days to five years in jail, pay a fine of $1,500, license suspended for 18 months and supply a DNA sample for DUI.
He was arrested on Feb. 7, 2020, by state police at Lehighton. It was noted he has two pending DUI cases in Monroe County in which he faces a state prison term.
He will begin the jail term at 9 a.m. on July 6. The report date was deferred because he is scheduled to enter guilty pleas in Monroe County on the other DUIs and be sentenced in June.
Each defendant must also pay court costs of about $1,000 and a $50 per month supervision fee while on parole/probation.