Man sentenced to time served for drug offenses
GREENVILLE AREA – A local man has been sentenced to time served and 18 months’ supervision on drug charges stemming from the probe of what Hempfield Township police called a methamphetamine laboratory across the street from the police station.
Shane Patterson, 30, was sentenced Dec. 30 by Mercer County Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas R. Dobson, to 4 days to 1 year in jail with 4 days’ credit, followed by 6 months’ probation and a $5 fine.
Patterson pleaded guilty Oct. 15 to charges of possession of heroin, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Patterson did not show up for his original sentencing hearing on Dec. 23, but Greenville-West Salem Township police arrested him Dec. 27.
A co-defendant, Ashley Dillen, 21, was sentenced Dec. 23 to 2 years’ probation for possession of drug paraphernalia, plus unrelated counts of misdemeanor retail theft for stealing 14 DVDs Feb. 14 from Walmart, Hempfield Township, and another theft in Greenville.
The reported meth lab was found Feb. 21 at 289 S. Mercer St., but all charges related to making meth were withdrawn as part of plea deals.
SRHS, ex-worker settle suit alleging retaliation
SHARON – Sharon Regional Health System and a former employee have settled a discrimination lawsuit.
Tom Yeager, 45, of 428 Patton Ave., Farrell, sued Aug. 14 alleging officials retaliated against him for filing a workers’ compensation claim because he has a disability.
Yeager was a phlebotomist who worked for Sharon Regional from October 2009 until he was fired Sept. 4, 2012.
Sharon Regional denied the claims.
The parties said in a Dec. 11 filing that they had reached “an amicable settlement” and a federal judge dismissed the suit.
Terms of the settlement were not released.
Man sentenced to time served for drug offenses
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