By JOSH BROKAW
A Williamsport man was sentenced to 27 months in state prison on Thursday for stealing firearms and illegally using his employer's gas card.
Brady P. Weaver, 30, stole several firearms and then sold them to Sauer's Trading, 1100 W. Southern Ave., in November 2011.
He received 21 months of state time for the theft of firearms by unlawful taking, a second-degree felony.
Weaver received another six months in prison for putting $480 in gas for his own purposes on a card owned by his employer, Scott's Lawn Service.
In another Thursday sentencing, Cullen Hardy, 25, of Williamsport, was sentenced to six months of county work-release for possession with intent to distribute heroin.
Hardy was apprehended in December 2011 by state police at a traffic stop after a city police call. They had identified the home he was leaving as a drug distribution center.
"It's critical - I can't underexpress this - that you get yourself clean," Judge Marc Lovecchio told Hardy during sentencing. "If you're doing (heroin) every day, you'll either be dead by the time you're 35 or in prison on the installment plan. There aren't facilities out there that the public's willing to pay a lot of money so you can go and get help. It's squarely on your shoulders."