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Former Penn Hills school board member pleads guilty to misdemeanor drug charge

Michael DiVittorio
| Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, 12:00 p.m.
Donald Kuhn (second from left) at a Penn Hills school board meeting before his resignation this year.
Natasha Lindstrom | Tribune-Review
Donald Kuhn (second from left) at a Penn Hills school board meeting before his resignation this year.
Donald Kuhn Jr.
Allegheny County Jail
Donald Kuhn Jr.

Former Penn Hills school board member Donald Kuhn Jr. pleaded guilty Tuesday in Allegheny County court to a misdemeanor drug possession charge.

Kuhn, 56, entered his negotiated plea before Common Pleas Judge John A. Zattola. Two other counts of possession of controlled substances were withdrawn, according to online court documents.

An official at the judge's office said Kuhn was sentenced to six months of probation as a result of the agreement.

β€œI think we got a fair and typical result in this case,” said Kuhn's attorney, James Anderson Crosby. β€œIt was fairly handled by the District Attorney's Office.”

Police said Kuhn was carrying packages containing heroin and cocaine residue when he was taken into custody on a warrant by Allegheny County sheriff's deputies in March. The warrant was for ignoring a subpoena to appear before a judge in an unrelated case, according to court documents. He resigned from the school board April 21.

Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 412-871-2367, mdivittorio@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MikeJdiVittorio.

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