A 25-year-old Kylertown man will spend up to three years in state prison for attempting to smuggle Suboxone into the Clearfield County Jail.
During sentencing court in Clearfield County on Tuesday, Brandon Howard Corman pleaded guilty to a felony count of possession of a controlled substance/contraband.
Corman requested house arrest, but President Judge Frederic J. Ammerman sentenced him to 12 months to three years in state prison.
Ammerman said he was “done” with the contraband cases from the county jail where drugs have become a problem.
The charges stem from an October 2016 incident after Corman reported to the jail.
When an officer searched Corman, he found two straws hidden in the waistband of Corman’s gym shorts.
The straws had been burned on both ends with a lighter to seal a white powder inside that was later identified as Suboxone, according to the affidavit of probable cause.
Initially, Corman claimed his girlfriend had put the straws there to set him up.
A further search of Corman reportedly uncovered six pouches of chewing tobacco in his socks.
Corman failed a urine test that was positive for Suboxone, according to the complaint.
After he was placed in an isolation cell, Corman confirmed that he had tried to smuggle the drug into the jail and said he should have just been honest with jail personnel, according to police.