2012-03-29 / Front Page

Peck Scheduled For Sentencing

Pleads guilty to drug delivery
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz

Timothy Peck Timothy Peck A McConnellsburg area man waived mandatory arraignment last Tuesday as a result of drug charges filed in late February by an undercover Pennsylvania State Police officer.

Twenty-four-year-old Timothy James Peck, of 2113 Back Run Road, appeared before Fulton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Carol L. Van Horn on March 20 for arraignment on two cases involving delivery and possession of a controlled substance. Represented by Fulton County Public Defender Dwight Harvey, Peck entered a guilty plea to two counts of delivery of a controlled substance.

The allegations stem from two purchases of heroin by a confidential informant during the fall of 2011 at Peck’s Ayr Township home.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed in the case by a trooper from the Hollidaysburg station, the first incident occurred on October 3 when two informants drove to the residence at 11:30 a.m. One informatant, police allege, went inside the home where three foil wraps containing heroin were purchased from Peck.

On November 14, police maintain in charging documents, two informants again went to Peck’s home. Four paper wrappers holding heroin were purchased shortly after noon.

As part of his agreement to enter a guilty plea, Peck will be ordered at sentencing to pay back a total of $210 in buy money.

Fulton County District Attorney

Travis Kendall noted in court proceedings last week that the maximum allowable sentence for the two charges combined is 30 years incarceration and $500,000 in fines. However, it has been determined that Peck will serve a minimum of six months total in prison. The maximum sentence will be decided by the court.

Peck has remained incarcerated in the Franklin County Prison in lieu of bail since February 29.

Sentencing has been set for May 8. Given the seriousness of the offenses, a presentence investigation report will be prepared by the Fulton County Probation Department prior to that date.

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