Ex-Pa. coach's 9-year parole violation term upheld

EASTON, Pa. (AP) - November 21, 2012

However Northampton County Judge Leonard Zito on Wednesday reduced 32-year-old Brad Washburn's maximum term from 25 to 18 years.

Washburn had been released from Northampton County prison in December, but Lehigh County police said he was found sleeping in a parking lot in May with drugs.

Authorities earlier said the former Bangor Area High School coach smoked marijuana and drank with students, charges that stemmed from a probe into the 2009 drug overdose death of a fellow teacher at his apartment.

Defense attorney Glenn Goodge, who sought a 2½- to five-year sentence on Wednesday, said he would talk with his client about a possible appeal.

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