By Steve Snyder
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A Lancaster County man who sold Oxycodone tablets was sentenced Wednesday to two to eight years in state prison.
George Kemrer, 28, of Lititz pleaded guilty to delivery of Oxycodone, criminal use of a communication facility, retail theft and simple assault.
Judge Bradford Charles fined Kemrer $700.
Kemrer told Charles he wanted to get to state prison as soon as possible so he could enroll in a drug-treatment program.
Charles had his doubts about that.
“The defendant has been discharged against medical advice from five treatment facilities,” Charles said.
Kemrer did sound remorseful.
“I acknowledge my guilt,” Kemrer said. “I’m prepared to take full responsibility for my actions.”
According to court records, those actions included the sale of 24 Oxycodone tablets for $480 to a confidential police informant at Walmart in North Lebanon Township on Nov. 19, 2010.
The retail theft charges came from incidents early this year at Walmart, when he failed to pay for electric shavers, an electronic toothbrush and a hard drive on Jan. 31, Feb. 3 and Feb. 12. During the last incident, Kemrer pushed a store security officer.
Kemrer had gone to trial on the drug charges in June, but the jury was unable to reach a verdict, and a mistrial was declared.