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Schuylkill County court

Published October 23. 2018 12:50PM

Schuylkill County judges revoked the probations of two people charged by local police, placed a third person on probation and a fourth in the state intermediate punishment program. In addition to their punishments, each was ordered to pay court costs and fees.

Saye N. Kilikpo, 29, of Macungie, was charged by Pottsville police on Nov. 14, 2015, with false identification to law enforcement, driving an unregistered vehicle, driving without a license and operating vehicle without valid inspection.

He pleaded guilty to the false identification charge, and was sentenced to 12 months on probation. But he violated the terms, and President Judge William E. Baldwin Baldwin revoked his probation and ordered him jailed for one to 12 months.

Samuel Smolar, 29, of Tamaqua, was charged by Coaldale police charged Smolar with possessing paraphernalia on June 10, 2016.

He pleaded guilty on Jan. 18, 2017, to the paraphernalia charge, and Baldwin placed him on probation for 12 months.

The judge revoked his probation after Smolar violated the terms, and sentenced him to four to eight months in jail.

Baldwin also placed a Tamaqua woman on probation.

Tracey L. McCurdy, 38, was charged by borough police with two counts of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance, criminal use of a communication facility, intent to possess a controlled substance by a person not registered, and disruption of service on April 7, 2016.

Baldwin placed her on probation for 12 months on the charge of intent to possess a controlled substance by a person not registered.

The remaining charges were dropped in plea negotiations.

James Neff, 35, of Coaldale, was charged by borough police with flight to avoid apprehension and resisting arrest on Nov. 17, 2017.

Judge Charles M. Miller placed him in the program for 24 months. Neff will begin by serving seven months in state prison, followed by at least six months in an inpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation program, followed by six months in an outpatient program while in a community corrections center treatment facility.

If he does well, he’ll be allowed to go home, provided he can find a job.

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