Heroin dealer gets 5 years

BY STACI WILSON

An Oakland Borough man who admitted to selling heroin from his home was sentenced Monday to serve the mandatory minimum five year sentence for the offense.

Stephen Whritenour, 31, pleaded guilty in October in Susquehanna County Court to one count of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver.

In a May 31 state parole check at the residence, officers discovered 15 grams of glassine packaged heroin hidden in a puzzle box in the living room of the home.

Whritenour was on parole for a similar charge stemming from a 2009 incident at the time of his arrest in May, District Attorney Jason Legg said at the October plea hearing.

As part of the plea agreement, Whritenour’s sentence will run concurrent with the parole violation sentence.

Whritenour’s wife, Shawna, 30, also faces drug trafficking charges. Her case is still pending in the Court of Common Pleas.

Others sentenced Monday in Susquehanna County Court include:

Paul Joseph Kester, 57, of Kingsley, to 6 months to 23 ½ months for Indecent Assault in Harford Township on January 1, 2004.  Mr. Kester also received 5 years consecutive probationfor Corruption of Minors in Harford Township on January 1, 2004.

Christopher Daniel MacNamee, 51, of Johnson City, N.Y. to 4 months to 18 months for Simple Assault in Bridgewater Township on December 3, 2011.

Mark Steven Swingle, 31, of Forest City, to 10 days to 18 months for Driving Under the Influence in Forest City on June 16.

Shane Repsher, 29, of Montrose, to 18 months probation for Theft by Unlawful Taking in Springville on November 7, 2011.

Michael Anthony Sipple, 19, of Nicholson, to 12 months probation for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle in Lenox Township on February 9.

Sinon Charles Smith Jr, 20, of Montrose, to 1 month to 23 months for Receiving Stolen Property in Harmony Township on January 22, 2011.  Mr. Smith also received 12 months probation to run consecutive to the above sentence for Theft by Unlawful Taking in Susquehanna Borough on May 29.

Samuel Edward Ressuguie, 20 of Hallstead, to 18 months probation for Receiving Stolen Property in Great Bend Township on February 2..  Mr. Ressuguie also received 23 months probation for Criminal Mischief in Hallstead and Great Bend on April 20.

Larry L Norton, 57, of Montrose, to 20 months probation for Simple Assault in Montrose Borough on August 10.

Shawn M Ace, 40 of Belleville, N.J., to 23 months probation for Stalking in Susquehanna Borough on June 13.

David Mason, 28, of Montrose, to 10 to 23 months for Theft by Unlawful Taking in Susquehanna Borough on June 21.

Jason Michael Delong, 29, of Brackney, to 4 months to 15 months for Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Police in Silver Lake Township on June 23.  Mr. Delong also received 18 months probation to run consecutive to the above sentence for Fleeing or Attempting to Elude in Silver Lake Township on August 15.

Donald R Handsom, 50 of Hallstead, to 30 days to 6 months for Driving Under the Influence in Hallstead on April 1.

Paul Formosa Sr, 46 of Great Bend, to 12 months probation for Unsworn Falsification to Authorities on August 5, 2011 in New Milford Township.

Clinton Johnson, 32, of Tunkhannock, to 12 months to 24 months in a state correctional facility for Simple Assault in Dimock Township on March 15.  Mr. Johnson also received 5 years probation to run consecutive to the above sentence for Stalking in Bridgewater Township on June 19.