Local cleaner pleads guilty to Class-B Felony

In early May, criminal charges were filed against Joel Bonomo-businessman of Carmel’s Cleaners in Hettinger. According to the Adams County Sheriff’s Department, at 11:04 a.m., on May 7, a search warrant was conducted on Carmel’s Cleaners, which resulted in Bonomo’s arrest.

Frank Turner

At his bond hearing, Bonomo was considered a low risk for absconding, as he is a local business owner and was released on a $10,000 unsecured cash bond.

Since, Bonomo came to a plea agreement with the Adams County State’s Attorney, Aaron Roseland. In the agreement, Bonomo plead guilty to possession of Marijuana with intent to deliver, a Class-B Felony while the following offenses were dismissed:

– Possession of controlled substance (marijuana), a Class-B Misdemeanor

– Possession of drug paraphernalia, (marijuana), a Class-B Misdemeanor

– Possession of Controlled Substance (methamphetamine), a Class-A Misdemeanor

– Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (methamphetamine), a Class-A Misdemeanor

The Class-B Felony Bonomo plead guilty to carries a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment, a fine of $20,000, or both.

Bonomo was sentenced to 60 days in jail with 30 days to be served consecutively, and 21 days to be served on weekends (with a credit of nine days already served), along with a $3,000 fine and $750 in fees.

Bonomo will also perform 40 hours of community service in Adams County, be placed on supervised probation for two years, and will participate in the 24/7 drug program by wearing a drug patch for two years.

Caramel’s Cleaners. (Andy Roehl)