Osceola Mills woman pleads in drug case; sentenced to jail

CLEARFIELD — An Osceola Mills woman pleaded guilty to felony drug charges Monday in Clearfield County Court.

Chelsea Marie Kephart, 36, was one of three people in a vehicle found to contain drugs after it was stopped by police for having a broken brake light in August 2018.

According to the affidavit, Kephart; Brandon Charles Lefort, 22, Osceola Mills; and Kayla Nichole Rauch, 31, Clearfield, were all arrested after police spotted drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.

A further search reportedly uncovered an ounce of methamphetamine, scales, more drug paraphernalia, black tar heroin and numerous pills.

Kephart pleaded guilty to conspiracy/possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and was sentenced by President Judge Fredric J. Ammerman to serve nine months to two years less one day in the county jail and one year consecutive probation.

In April, Lefort was sentenced to 90 days to one year in the county jail and two years’ consecutive probation for a felony count of conspiracy/possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance by Ammerman.

It was noted that he received a lower sentence because he cooperated with the investigation of his co-defendants.

In March, Rauch pleaded guilty to felony drug charges and was sentenced to serve two years in the state intermediate punishment program.

According to court documents, charges against a fourth person in the car, Clinton Thomas Guthrie, 36, Osceola Mills, were withdrawn.

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