Drug trafficking nets 3-10 year sentence


A Binghamton, N.Y., man will serve three to 10 years in prison for drug trafficking after police found nearly 5,000 bags of heroin in his vehicle in an Oct. 17, 2012 traffic stop in Lenox Twp.

Khalifa Rahim, 30, was sentenced Thursday by President Judge Kenneth Seamans in the Susquehanna County Court of Common Pleas.

Police found the narcotics hidden behind a speaker box in the truck of the vehicle. Street value of the narcotics was estimated to be about $125,000.

James Neal, also of Binghamton, N.Y., was also charged in connection to the incident. He pleaded guilty in July to conspiracy – manufacture, delivery, or possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver or manufacture a controlled substance. He is awaiting sentencing.

Others sentenced Thursday include:

Peter Chavez, 29, of Johnson City, N.Y., to 2-1/2-12 months for Possession of a Controlled Substance in Lenox Twp. on Jan. 15. Chavez also received 2-12 months to run concurrent to the above sentence, for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in Lenox Twp. on Jan. 15.

Michael Todd Donovan, 39, of Montrose, to 20 months probation for Stalking in Bridgewater Twp. on March 25.

Tristen Anthony Vaow, 18, of Montrose, to 4-1/2 – 15 months for Theft by Unlawful Taking in Springville Twp. on April 11.

Larissa Ann Hadsall, 18, of Sugar Run, to 18 months probation, for Corruption of Minors in Auburn Twp. on Nov. 21, 2012.

Shawn Fortune, 20, of Montrose, to 3 – 15 months for Theft by Unlawful Taking in Bridgewater Twp. on Nov. 27, 2012.

David Sansky Jr., 26, of Throop, to 15 months probation for Theft by Unlawful Taking in Jackson Twp. on Jan. 30.

  • Capt_Bogart

    Susquehanna County still has a long way to go in cleaning up the drug dealers. Just look at Hallstead, Great Bend, and New Milford. The place is full of them…