2013-06-27 / Local & State

Clapsadle Guilty Of Cocaine Delivery

Hustontown woman to be sentenced August 6
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz

Sarah Clapsadle Sarah Clapsadle A northern Fulton County woman entered a plea this week in connection with criminal allegations that she sold cocaine on two occasions last December in McConnellsburg.

Sarah Marie Clapsadle of 5598 Waterfall Road, Hustontown, waived her right to mandatory arraignment on Tuesday before Fulton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Shawn D. Meyers. Charged with two counts each of delivery and possession of a controlled substance, the 20-yearold entered a guilty plea in each of the two criminal cases filed in March by an undercover officer from Pennsylvania State Police, Hollidaysburg.

In pleading to one count each of delivery and possession, Clapsadle told the judge she talked to a man who exchanged money for cocaine on December 15, 2012. She also testified she had cocaine on her person during another incident several days prior on December 11.

Charging documents filed in the December 15 case further elaborate that the confidential informant working for state police investigators gave Clapsadle $200 for a plastic baggie containing one gram of cocaine. The alleged transaction reportedly occurred in the alley between the Save-A-Lot and Johnnie’s Motel.

An additional affidavit of probable cause filed in the December 11 case states that Clapsadle sold .38 gram of cocaine to an informant in the parking lot of Sheetz. One-hundred twenty dollars in state police confidential funds was exchanged in the drug transaction.

In both instances, Clapsadle told the informant she had to walk to Johnnie’s Motel to get the drugs from her supplier, the affidavits allege.

Maximum penalty for felony drug delivery is 10 years incarceration and $100,000 in fines, while possession charges carry a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a $2,500 fine.

While charges in both cases were filed through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott on March 22, Clapsadle was not picked up on an arrest warrant until late May. She remains free having posted $30,000 bail through a bondsman.

Sentencing in the case has been scheduled for August 6 following the completion of the presentence investigation report by the Fulton County Probation Department.

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