Crime

Man sentenced to 8-16 years in Patton Township heroin bust

Judge Pamela A. Ruest sentenced a man to eight to 16 years in state prison Thursday for drug charges incurred in Patton Township in March 2014.

Landare Hines, 38, was convicted of three counts of felony conspiracy to distribute heroin and a count each of possession with intent to deliver, heroin possession and possession of drug paraphernalia in a trial before Ruest in March. Ruest also found Hines guilty of a summary marijuana possession charge.

Charges against Hines and others were filed last year after police searched the Patton Township home of Hines’ girlfriend, Tiffany Ingram, 34. Officers seized heroin and money during the search, according to police.

Ingram testified against Hines during trial. She pleaded no contest to conspiracy charges and was sentenced to 11 to 23 months in Centre County Correctional Facility in April, according to court documents. She had 378 days time served and was paroled shortly thereafter, court documents indicate.

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