Sentence Details on Eleven Convicted in ‘Operation Snail Mail’

| April 17, 2018

JEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – Court officials have released the details of eleven individuals recently sentenced in connection with an interstate crystal methamphetamine ring that shipped and sold $1.6 million in drugs in Jefferson, Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, and Forest Counties.

As previously reported, in a jury trial, Daniel Hopkins and Larry Dean were found guilty of delivery, possession with intent to deliver drugs corrupt organizations, among other offenses.

Dean and Hopkins were among 30 defendants charged in September 2017 for shipping crystal meth to Jefferson County and surrounding counties through the U.S. mail from other drug dealers in Arizona and California and distributing it throughout North Central Pennsylvania. The 35 pounds of crystal meth they sold produced between 32,000 and 64,000 doses of the dangerous, addictive illegal drug.

2017-09-25-Daniel-HopkinsDaniel Keith Hopkins (on left) was found guilty in a jury trial to 18 counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, one count of felony Criminal Conspiracy-Delivery or Possession with Intent to Deliver, and two counts of first-degree felony Corrupt Organizations.

President Judge John H. Foradora sentenced Hopkins to a total minimum of 95 years to a maximum of 190 years in a state correction institution.

He received credit for 610 days.

Hopkins will not be eligible for the Recidivism Risk Reduction Incentive program.

He must pay the cost of prosecution, fines, and fees.

2017-09-25-Larry-DeanLarry J. Dean (on right) was found guilty in a jury trial to two counts of first-degree felony Corrupt Organizations, one count of felony Criminal Conspiracy-Delivery or Possession with Intent to Deliver, 17 counts of felony Delivery of a Controlled Substance, and one count of felony Possession with Intent to Deliver.

President Judge John H. Foradora sentenced Dean to a total minimum of 65 years to a maximum of 193 years in a state correction institution.

He received credit for 246 days.

Dean must pay the cost of prosecution, fines, and fees.

Dean will not be eligible for the Recidivism Risk Reduction Incentive program.

Dale L. Hanlin (below) pleaded guilty to one felony count of Corrupt Organization, one count of felony Criminal Conspiracy-Delivery/Possession with Intent to Deliver, and two counts of felony Delivery/Possession with Intent to Deliver.

2017-09-25-Dale-HanlinPresident Judge John H. Foradora sentenced Hanlin to a minimum of eight years and a maximum of 17 years in a state correction institution.

Hanlin must pay the cost of prosecution, fines, and fees.

Hanlin will not be eligible for the Recidivism Risk Reduction Incentive program.

Sasha M. Messina pleaded guilty to one count of felony Criminal Conspiracy-Delivery/Possession with Intent to Deliver and one count of felony Delivery/Possession with Intent to Deliver.

President Judge John H. Foradora suspended sentencing and placed Messina on probation for a period of ten years under the supervision of the Jefferson County Adult Probation Department.

Messina will be required to refrain from the use of alcoholic beverages and from entering any establishment whose main purpose is the sale of alcohol.

She must also pay the cost of prosecution, fines, and fees.

Kari Stoneberg pleaded guilty to one count of felony Delivery/Possession with Intent to Deliver.

President Judge John H. Foradora sentenced Stoneberg to a minimum of time served to a maximum of two years less one day, followed by a period of three years plus one day of probation. Stoneberg will receive credit for time served from September 23, 2017.

Stoneberg will be required to refrain from the use of alcoholic beverages and from entering any establishment whose main purpose is the sale of alcohol.

She must also pay the cost of prosecution, fines, and fees.

Meredith Pisoni pleaded guilty to one count of felony Delivery of a Controlled Substance.

President Judge John H. Foradora sentenced Pisoni to a minimum of three months to a maximum of two years less one day followed by a period of three years plus one day of probation.

Pisoni will be required to refrain from the use of alcoholic beverages and from entering any establishment whose main purpose is the sale of alcohol.

She must also pay the cost of prosecution, fines, and fees.

Jeanne Gouldthread pleaded guilty to one count of felony Delivery/Possession with Intent to Deliver.

President Judge John H. Foradora sentenced Gouldthread to a minimum of ten months to a maximum of two years less one day followed by a period of three years plus one day of probation. Gouldthread will receive credit for time served.

Gouldthread will be required to refrain from the use of alcoholic beverages and from entering any establishment whose main purpose is the sale of alcohol.

She must also pay the cost of prosecution, fines, and fees.

Eric Clark pleaded guilty to one count of felony Possession with Intent to Deliver and one count of third-degree felony Receiving Stolen Property.

President Judge John H. Foradora sentenced Clark to a minimum of eleven months to a maximum of two years less one day followed by a period of three years plus one day of probation. Clark will receive credit for time served from September 25, 2017.

Clark will be required to refrain from the use of alcoholic beverages and from entering any establishment whose main purpose is the sale of alcohol.

He must also pay the cost of prosecution, fines, and fees.

Brittany Royer pleaded guilty to one count of felony Acquisition by Misrepresentation.

President Judge John H. Foradora suspended sentencing and placed Royer on probation without verdict for a period of two years under the supervision of the Jefferson County Adult Probation Department.

Royer will be required to refrain from the use of alcoholic beverages and from entering any establishment whose main purpose is the sale of alcohol.

She must also pay the cost of prosecution, fines, and fees.

Tracy W. Harmon pleaded guilty to one count of felony Criminal Conspiracy-Delivery/Possession with Intent to Deliver.

President Judge John H. Foradora suspended sentencing and placed Harmon on probation for a period of five years under the supervision of the Jefferson County Adult Probation Department.

Harmon will be required to refrain from the use of alcoholic beverages and from entering any establishment whose main purpose is the sale of alcohol.

He must also pay the cost of prosecution, fines, and fees.

Tammy M. Smiley pleaded guilty to one count of felony Possession with Intent to Deliver.

President Judge John H. Foradora suspended sentencing and placed Smiley on probation for a period of five years under the supervision of the Jefferson County Adult Probation Department.

Smiley will be required to refrain from the use of alcoholic beverages and from entering any establishment whose main purpose is the sale of alcohol.

She must also pay the cost of prosecution, fines, and fees.

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