Pa. man gets 2 years for selling drugs He sold marijuana to undercover trooper

THE BALTIMORE SUN

A 31-year-old Pennsylvania man convicted of dealing drugs to an undercover Carroll narcotics officer was sentenced last week to two years in state prison.

Carroll Circuit Judge Raymond E. Beck Sr. sentenced Joseph A. Parker to four years each on three counts of possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, then suspended all but two years of each and ordered the terms to be served concurrently. The judge ordered Parker to serve five years' supervised probation after his release.

Parker pleaded guilty to the three counts July 1. In a plea bargain, prosecutors dropped more than a dozen other charges and agreed to a two-year cap on prison time, said Judith S. Stainbrook, Parker's attorney.

According to police, Parker made several sales of marijuana to Tfc. Robert Heuisler of the Carroll County Narcotics Task Force this year.

The defendant's wife, Tina Marie Parker, also of Spring Grove, Pa., is serving a 30-day sentence for an August conviction on one count of possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. She, too, sold about an ounce of marijuana to Trooper Heuisler, court records say.

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