City teen pleads guilty of having pot, fleeing cops
SUNBURY - A 19-year-old Shamokin male charged with multiple offenses by Shamokin police in connection with July 27 incidents pleaded guilty Monday to possession with intent to deliver marijuana and was sentenced by Northumberland County Judge William H. Wiest to serve up to 18 months on parole.
Ned A. Marcinick Jr., of 105 N. Franklin St., who was given credit for 11 days previously served in county prison, entered the plea and was sentenced immediately.
Marcinick, who is free, was charged by Shamokin Cpl. Bryan Primerano with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, escape, loitering and prowling at night and underage drinking relating to incidents that began at 9:30 p.m. in the first block of East Independence Street.
All the other charges were not prosecuted under the plea agreement.
Police reported Marcinick possessed three ounces of marijuana in four separate packages for resale and a digital scale containing marijuana residue.
Police, who detected an odor of alcohol on Marcinick's breath upon speaking with him at Shamokin and Commerce streets, said Marcinick fled on foot when they requested permission to search his bag.
Officers located Marcinick on a porch between the 300 blocks of North Shamokin and North Rock streets and took him into custody.
Police reported Marcinick had $387.50 on his possession when apprehended. Police also found his bag in a creek bed near the intersection of Washington and Spurzheim streets. Police said marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found in the bag.