School Grounds Possession Results In Jail Term



An Emporium man was sentenced Tuesday on charges related to his possession of controlled substances on school grounds.

Ethan Vislay, age 18, was charged with one felony count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance stemming from an incident that occurred in October at the Cameron County High School (CCHS).

Vislay was arrested on October 6 after staff members discovered items that appeared to be illegal drugs in his possession. He was then charged with multiple felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance and use or possession of a controlled substance and related misdemeanors. Later testing revealed that Vislay was found with two “squares” of LSD and three different types of prescription medication.

During Tuesday’s sentencing hearing, Vislay was given credit for time served of more than six months, as he has been incarcerated in the McKean County Jail since his arrest. Vislay was ordered to serve nine to 24 months in a county correctional facility, and will be eligible for parole in early July, so long as he continues to follow all rules at the jail, follows treatment recommendations from a required drug and alcohol screening, and develops a release plan that is accepted by the probation department.


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