2010-07-15 / Local & State

Barnett Pleads In Drug Cases

To be sentenced on August 31
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz STAFF WRITER
A McConnellsburg borough man will be sentenced late next month after entering a guilty plea to several drug-related charges.

Roger Barnett Roger Barnett Fifty-fouryear old Roger Lee Barnett appeared before Fulton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Carol L. Van Horn on Tuesday, July 6, on various drug infractions including two counts each of criminal conspiracy engaging; manufacture, delivery, possession with intent to deliver; and possession of a controlled substance. The six counts stem from two separate criminal incidents that occurred during midsummer of 2009.

At that time of his arrest and subsequent incarceration in the Franklin County Prison, Barnett resided at a duplex located at 655 East Maple Street with his girlfriend, recently convicted drug dealer Carolyn Spoonire.

Spoonire, 52, was sentenced by Judge Van Horn just last month to complete between four and 10 years in a state correctional institution for delivery and possession of crack cocaine in a school zone and criminal conspiracy. Other items located in the search were multiple Pennsylvania Access cards not issued in Spoonire or Barnett’s name, a telescope, camera, numerous engagement rings and wedding bands and power tools.

During a two-day jury trial for Spoonire, the court learned a confidential informant under the direction of Pennsylvania State Police officers purchased crack cocaine from within the Spoonire and Barnett residence on two occasions. During a follow-up search of the house on July 1, 2009, troopers located $145 in marked state police bills or 6.5 grams of crack cocaine.

Instead of requesting a jury trial like co-defendant Spoonire, Barnett opted to enter a plea of guilty last Tuesday to one count each of the manufacture, delivery or possession with the intent to deliver and criminal conspiracy engaging. Barnett is represented in court proceedings by Fulton County Public Defender Tamela Bard and will be sentenced on August 31.

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