YORK – Troy Kuester, 46, of York, has been sentenced to three years of probation in a case where he was caught with cocaine and methamphetamine near the Emmanuel Faith Lutheran School in York.
He was initially charged with the following:
Count 1: Possession of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school, a Class 1C felony which carries a possible maximum sentence of 50 years in prison.
Count 2: Possession of cocaine, a Class 4 felony which carries a possible maximum sentence of two years in prison.
Count 3: Possession of concentrated THC, a Class 4 felony.
Count 4: Possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, an infraction.
Count 5: Possession of drug paraphernalia, an infraction.
Court documents say that a police officer was on regular duty when he stopped Kuester on West Eighth Street for a traffic violation. The police officer says in his report that Kuester appeared to be impaired and consent was given for a search. Officers say, in the court documents, that they found more than an ounce of methamphetamine, cocaine, methamphetamine pipes, THC wax, digital scales, baggies and marijuana.
Because of the proximity to the school, the enhancement was added by the county attorney’s office.
The charges were later amended to attempt of a Class 2 felony and possession of a controlled substance. He was given three years of probation that will include three 30-day stints in jail which can be waived if he is found to be in compliance with the terms of his probation.