2012-09-20 / Local & State

Tim Spriggs Sentenced For Drug Delivery

Sold hydrocodone tablets to informant
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz

Tim Spriggs Tim Spriggs NEWS EDITOR

A man who has connections to the Mount Union and Mc- Connellsburg areas was sentenced last week to time in a state correctional institution for selling prescription pain killers.

After having been granted a continuance several months ago for ongoing health issues, 51-yearold Timothy Lee Spriggs appeared in the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas on September 11 for sentencing on one count of delivery of a controlled substance.

He appeared at the court proceeding using both a cane and a neck brace after having suffered alleged injuries during a vehicle accident over the weekend. Those items would be handed to family and friends in attendance Tuesday as Senior Judge John R. Walker remanded Spriggs to the custody of the sheriff’s office to begin a 21- to 60-month period of incarceration.

Judge Walker stated during the sentencing proceedings he had reviewed Spriggs’ case file and based upon the findings bestowed on him the nickname “Hard Luck Spriggs.”

Spriggs was arrested by an undercover officer with the Pennsylvania State Police barracks in Hollidaysburg on December 16, 2011. In the case, Spriggs was charged with one count each of delivery and possession of a controlled substance. The allegations stem from a transaction with a confidential informant involving 20 hydrocodone tablets at a pulloff along East Market Street in McConnellsburg on September 1.

In addition to the period of incarceration, Spriggs was ordered to pay a total of $502 to the Pennsylvania State Police for drug buy money. He will also undergo DNA testing and pay a $150 Central Booking fee and $100 to the Substance Abuse Fund.

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