A Berks County man admitted in Carbon County court on Tuesday is part in bringing illegal substances into the county prison.
Connor James Boyer, 23, of Shoemakersville, appeared before President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II to enter a plea to a felony 2 count of criminal conspiracy – contraband/controlled substances. In exchange for the plea deal, felony counts of contraband, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility were dropped by the district attorney’s office.
Boyer was arrested by county detectives, who received information from prison personnel, that a female inmate attempted to smuggle methamphetamine into the jail by hiding it in one of her sneakers. The investigation revealed that Boyer’s sister and at least four other inmates conspired to bring the drugs into the jail. The female that was caught had returned to the jail from work release.
Boyer is currently an inmate in the Berks County prison serving a nine to 23 month prison term on other drug charges.
Nanovic sentenced him to serve one day less 12 to one day less 24 months in prison followed by one year or probation. The terms run concurrent with Berks County.
He was also ordered to get a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment, zero tolerance for drug or alcohol use, supply a DNA sample, pay court costs of over $1,000 and pay a $50 per month supervision fee while on parole and probation.