WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Supreme Court says the law license of a former Common Pleas judge who stole cocaine from evidence packages will be temporarily suspended.

The suspension of 59-year-old Paul Pozonsky‘s license is effective Sept. 18.

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He resigned after nearly 15 years as a Washington County judge in June 2012. He was charged a year later.

Pozonsky pleaded guilty in March to theft, obstructing the administration of law and misapplication of entrusted property. He’s acknowledged stealing the drugs to feed his addiction.

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He was sentenced in July to 30 days to 23 ½ months in the Washington County Jail.

Pozonsky was released from jail this month after serving his minimum 30-day sentence on work release.

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