2 plead guilty; charges dropped against another

Catarina B. Carnahan, 24, of 629 Second Ave., pleaded guilty last week to an Old Lycoming Township police charge of possession of marijuana stemming from an incident in the 2000 block of Lycoming Creek Road on Jan. 2, according to court records filed at the office of District Judge William Solomon.

Carnahan made arrangements to pay $779 in fines and court costs.

In another guilty plea, this one before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman, Dustin D. Miller, 31, of 945 Main St., South Williamsport, recently pleaded guilty to a borough police misdemeanor charge of making a false claim on a document when he attempted to purchase a firearm at Sauer’s Trading Post, 1100 W. Southern Ave., on Oct 20.

Miller made arrangements to pay $1,490 in fines and court costs. Another charge of making a false statement was withdrawn as part of the plea agreement.

In another criminal case, state police withdrew a misdemeanor charge against convicted sex offender Joel Lawrence Kiessling, 51, of 910 High St.

Police dropped a charge last week that accused Kiessling of failing to alert authorities of activating a Facebook account, an allegation police allege Kiessling committed in October 2015.