York man’s meth-related sentencing postponed

YORK – David Burling, 54, of York, earlier pleaded no contest to attempted possession of methamphetamine, a Class 1 misdemeanor. The charge was reduced from a felony as part of a plea agreement.

This week, he was scheduled to be sentenced, but it was postponed so he could be taken into custody long enough for his participation to be completed with this pre-sentence investigation.

The case began when the York Police Department was conducting a shoplifting investigation and searched a resident in York. During that search, Burling was found at the residence.

During a search of a bed, on which Burling was occupying (according to court documents), officers found a pipe which contained methamphetamine, a metal canister containing methamphetamine and 100 unused narcotic sale baggies.

In another room, officers found drug sale baggies, a glass pipe with methamphetamine and other paraphernalia.

Burling was facing a possible maximum sentence of two years in prison with 12 months of post-release supervision. Due to the plea agreement, he is now facing a possible maximum sentence of one year in county jail.


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