Defendant pleads guilty

One defendant pleaded guilty and charges were withdrawn against another during central court preliminary hearings on Wednesday before District Justice Laura Bauer.

Kevin Fratus, Butler, Pa., pleaded guilty to a count of use/possession of drug paraphernalia. A count of possession of marijuana was withdrawn.

Charges were withdrawn against Robert Emehizer, Youngsville. Emehizer had been charged with materially false written statement purchase, delivery, transfer firearm and statement under penalty.