In Indiana County Court today, a hearing will be held on a post-sentence motion by 35-year-old Keon Clark of Rochester Mills, who pleaded guilty last fall to two felony drug offenses.
Judge William Martin last month sentenced Clark to concurrent sentences of 27 months to fifteen years in prison for delivery of heroin and eighteen months to seven years for criminal use of a communication facility. The judge also ruled that Clark is not entitled to take part in the Recidivism Risk Reduction Incentive program, which permits convicts to take part in programs that will help them not commit crimes in the future.
Clark was one of 26 so-called “mid-level” drug dealers arrested on warrants in a 2017 sweep through Indiana County, with additional charges filed against him after police found 200 stamp bags of heroin on him when he was taken into custody. He is asking the court to reduce his sentence.