CLEARFIELD — Brandon Howard Corman, of Clearfield, pleaded guilty to charges of possession of controlled substances by an inmate and was sentenced to serve 12 months to three years in State Correctional Institution Greene by President Judge Fredric J. Ammeram during a session of plea and sentencing court Tuesday.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, the Lawrence Township Police were advised in October 2016 by Clearfield County Jail staff that Corman, then a weekend inmate, had attempted to smuggle in what they believed to be a controlled substance. Staff found two packets of a white, powdery substance on Corman during a contraband search, according to the affidavit.

During the search, according to the affidavit, jail personnel discovered two yellow plastic yellow drinking straws that had been sealed with a lighter at either end in the waistband of Corman’s gym shorts. Corman, according to the affidavit, later admitted to jail personnel that the substance in the straws was suboxone, which he said he had been taking without prescription for four years.

Corman was given an alternative minimum sentence of nine months.

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