Two plead guilty in separate cases

In a plea agreement before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley in Jersey Shore, Tiadaghton Valley Regional police dropped a charge of illegal sale of a firearm against Aidan Sweeley, 21, of Avis, after he agreed to plead guilty to a charge of making unsworn falsification to authorities.

The charges stemmed from Sweeley putting down false information on a form when he attempted to purchase a firearm at National Sporting Goods on Allegheny Street in the borough last June 24, police alleged. Sweeley made arrangements to pay a $495 fine plus court costs.

In another plea agreement, this one before District Judge William Solomon, Maleak Benjamin, 24, of 1638 Andrews Place, pled guilty to Old Lycoming Township police charges of possession of marijuana and driving without a license, and made arrangements to pay a $250 fine plus court cost.

As part of the arrangement, police dropped a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

The charges stemmed from an incident in the 1800 block of Lycoming Creek Road on Feb. 13.


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