COUDERSPORT – Potter County Judge Stephen Minor on November 9 sentenced Donna L. Gibble, 43, of Genesee, PA to a total of 5 years probation for her role in an a multi-million dollar cocaine trafficking ring which stretched from New Jersey to the streets of Potter County, according to prosecutors.
Gibble was sentenced to 3 years of probation on a first-degree felony conviction of Conspiracy – Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver. She was also sentenced to an additional 2 years of probation on charges of perjury, and ordered to pay a total of $4,919.50 in fines and court costs.
Earlier this week, alleged ringleader David Snyder was sentenced to 34 – 68 years in prison on multiple felony counts involving the trafficking of cocaine in this case.
Snyder’s wife, Tara M. Snyder, 30, of Whitesville, NY was scheduled to be sentenced this past Wednesday after pleading guilty to multiple felony charges in the case, but her sentencing date was rescheduled until January.
Sentencing information on three other defendants in the case was not available at the time of this posting.
All defendants were specially prosecuted by Senior Deputy Attorney General Patrick Leonard of the Attorney General’s Drug Strike Force Section.
It’s only right that the law punishes people who sell cocaine, but it should also help a cocaine addict because they are, after all, just victims of the pusher.