2011-07-07 / Local & State

Duvall Given Jail Time In Drug Delivery

Gets 10 days in Franklin County Prison
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz

A Fort Littleton man was transported to Franklin County Prison last Tuesday to begin what will be a 10-day period of incarceration for felony drug charges.

Fifty-year-old Nathan R. Duvall appeared before Fulton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Angela Krom on June 28 for sentencing on one count of delivery of a controlled substance. He was charged with delivery as well as possession after undercover Pennsylvania State Police officers made two controlled purchases of marijuana at the Duvall residence located at 176 Old Township Road.

Following their investigation, officers launched a search of the home on September 10, 2010, and discovered a total of 10 pounds of marijuana as well as almost $2,000 in cash. In addition, charging documents show assorted drug paraphernalia as well as 33 rifles, shotguns and handguns were found in the home. Duvall also led troopers to marijuana plants that were growing on his Dublin Township property.

In opening the sentencing proceedings, Fulton County District Attorney Travis Kendall requested that certain firearms seized during the police search be sold as contraband. The proceeds from the sales will be used in future state police drug investigations.

Furthermore, as part of the conditions of being a convicted felon, Duvall will be unable to own, possess or transfer a firearm.

Defense attorney Trudy Mintz stated her client was aware of the severity of the offenses against him. In his own defense, Duvall said he wished he had never gotten involved in the situation, not only for his own sake but for that of his family.

Judge Krom ordered Duvall to participate in the Intermediate Punishment Program for three years, which began with 10 days in the Franklin County Prison. Following his release, he will complete 60 days of electronic monitoring and house arrest, two months of intense supervision and 100 hours of community service.

In addition to paying a $15 hookup fee for monitoring, Duvall will also be required to pay a $8 daily participation fee. Further fees and fines levied by the court included $1,000 in restitution; $704 in crime lab user fees; $250 for DNA testing; and a $25-per-month supervision fee through Act 35.

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