Bedford woman faces drug charges

A Bedford woman faces numerous drug-related charges for selling pills to an undercover informant in two controlled buys.

Sarah Dawn Smith, 29, of 8341 Route 220, is charged with four felony counts of drug delivery, two felony counts of criminal use of communication facility and five misdemeanor counts of possession of controlled substances.

On Dec. 10, Smith reportedly told an undercover informant she had a variety of pills, including clonazepam, Gabapentin, Xanax and oxycodone, to sell. She then agreed to sell 44 oxycodone pills for $150 and 100 clonazepam for $100 to the informant, a police criminal complaint states.

The informant and Smith met at a Sheetz where the informant allegedly got into the defendant’s car to purchase the pills. Police said they recovered 197 pills from the informant, including clonazepam and Percocet.

A second controlled buy with Smith took place Wednesday at Sheetz in her car. The informant agreed to buy five Suboxone, 20 Percocet, and 100 clonazepam pills from the defendant for $300.

The informant gave Smith $300 and received 132 different colored pills in return, according to police. Altoona police said they then conducted a traffic stop on Smith as she exited the parking lot and took her into custody.

The defendant reportedly admitted to the drug delivery, and police recovered the $300 from her purse. Officers said they also found a cellphone, a Suboxone strip and a small bag containing crystal meth in her purse.

Smith was arraigned Wednesday in front of Magisterial District Judge Steven Jackson. She has a preliminary hearing scheduled for 9 a.m. Jan. 16.

She is housed at the Blair County Jail on a cash bail of $25,000.

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