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Butler woman pleads guilty to drug delivery, more

August 15, 2017 Digital Media Exclusive

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Tara L. Hockenberry

A Butler woman pleaded guilty to three cases in Butler County Court on Tuesday, which included drug delivery and theft charges.

Tara L. Hockenberry, 25, pleaded guilty to felony possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, misdemeanor false identification to law enforcement, misdemeanor retail theft and summary driving on a suspended license before county Judge Timothy McCune.

The plea agreements call for three to six months in Butler County Prison, probation, fines and community service, and she is scheduled for sentencing on Aug. 31. With time served, it is expected that she will be paroled at that time.

The felony drug delivery charge was a result of an incident on Oct. 7, 2014, where Pennsylvania State Police vice unit troopers said she sold heroin and crack cocaine to a police informant on Broad Street at State Street in Butler.

She was arrested on March 11, 2016, following an investigation into four individuals who were accused of selling heroin at a residence on Pillow Street, which they had under watch for suspected drug activity.

A full report will appear in the Butler Eagle.

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