- Associated Press - Thursday, January 5, 2017

EASTON, Pa. (AP) - The son of a Pennsylvania judge has been sentenced to state prison for charges he sold drugs to a police informant.

The Lebanon Daily News reports (https://bit.ly/2jeaqOs ) a Northampton County judge on Tuesday sentenced 34-year-old Benjamin Tylwalk to 18 to 36 months behind bars after he pleaded guilty to charges that include delivery of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. He must also serve 12 months of probation.

Court records show that Tylwalk, the son of Lebanon County Judge John Tylwalk, entered an open plea to charges he sold $50 worth of heroin to a police informant in September in North Cornwall Township.

Tylwalk’s attorney says her client has had drug problems for some time and has gone into rehabilitation four times.

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Information from: Lebanon Daily News, https://www.ldnews.com

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