After law enforcement personnel investigated drug activity and an undercover cop allegedly completed two drug purchases at her residence, a Clearfield woman was recently arrested. The Clearfield County District Attorney reported that the 32-year-old female faces drug charges, including sales of a controlled substance.
In two separate transactions, an undercover officer reportedly paid $100 for cocaine and ecstasy from the suspect at her home on Feb. 19 and Feb. 21, respectively. More purchases were scheduled from her through texts messages on her cell phone.
Two children, a three-year-old and a 10=year-old, were at the home during the execution of a search warrant when the suspect was arrested. They were placed in the care of Clearfield County Children, Youth & Family Services. Her relationship with the children was not noted. Bail for the defendant was set at $50,000. However, additional charges are pending.
The district attorney added that law enforcement will continue to investigate drug sales and activity. This investigation continues, and he expects to make more arrests in the case. He credits the success of the investigation to the dedication of the officers involved.
The defendant faces possible serious drug charges with accompanying stiff penalties. A criminal defense attorney might be able to help her avoid a conviction. In some cases, people sell drugs to support their own addictions. If this is true for the defendant, she might benefit from substance abuse counseling. Her attorney might be able to discuss this option with the prosecuting attorney and negotiate a plea agreement. The courts usually understand that both taxpayers and defendants benefit since drug rehabilitation programs cost significantly less than imprisonment, especially for first-time offenders. With such an arrangement, the defendant might be able to avoid time in custody and get treatment for a drug problem if one is present.
Source: Gant Daily, "Clearfield Woman Facing Drug Charges," Feb. 22, 2013