HAGERSTOWN -- A Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute fake crack cocaine was given a suspended sentence Wednesday by Washington County Circuit Judge Donald E. Beachley and ordered to leave town.
"I'll take the probation. Goodbye Hagerstown," David James Daniels, 54, said after the sentencing hearing as he waited for his attorney to drive him to a bus station.
Daniels, of 335 Main St., Bentleyville, Pa., pleaded guilty to the charge May 6. In exchange for the plea, charges of distribution of a narcotic, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia were dropped, according to online court records.
On Wednesday, Beachley sentenced Daniels to five years in prison and suspended all but the 134 days Daniels has served since his arrest. Beachley's sentencing order also placed Daniels on three years of probation and stated that Daniels had to be on a bus by 4 p.m. and that he was to stay out of Washington County except for traveling by interstate highway.