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State College Drug Dealer Sentenced to Jail

by on December 13, 2013 1:31 PM

A judge sentenced a Lemont man to jail for dealing drugs in the State College area.

Centre County Common Pleas Judge Pamela Ruest sentenced 30-year-old Joseph Mishock to 11½ to 23½ months in the Centre County Correctional Facility. His sentence also includes one year of probation.

Mishock pleaded guilty Nov. 14 to two counts of delivery and three counts of possession without a prescription.

The charges stem from a 2010 Centre County Drug Task Force and State College Police Department joint investigation. Police say Mishock was known on the street as "Joe Shock" and "Trypnotist."

After Mishock completed drug transactions, police obtained a search warrant for his apartment in downtown State College. Authorities reportedly seized ecstasy, diazepam, ketamine, marijuana, vials with cocaine residue, digital scales, $963 in cash and other drug paraphernalia.

Subsequently, Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller said Mishock fled Centre County and remained a fugitive until authorities apprehended him Jan. 10 in San Francisco.

"Dabbling in drug dealing will never pay off," Parks Miller said in a statement. "This defendant ran, but could not hide. In the end, his foray into polluting people for profit landed him behind bars."

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Jennifer Miller is a reporter for She has worked in journalism since 2005. She's covered news at the local, state and national level with an emphasis on crime and local government.
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