WOODSTOCK – A judge has sentenced a Shenandoah County woman to jail time for dealing drugs.
Krystal K. Clowser, 35, of Maurertown, appeared for sentencing in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Wednesday.
She pleaded guilty Dec. 5 to two counts of distribution of heroin, two counts of distribution of methamphetamine and one count of conspiracy to commit grand larceny.
Retired Judge Dennis L. Hupp accepted the pleas in December as part of an agreement reached between Commonwealth’s Attorney Amanda Wiseley and Clowser’s lawyer Bradley Pollack. The agreement called for Clowser to plead guilty to the four felony counts including the grand larceny charge reduced from robbery. The court dismissed, at the commonwealth’s request under terms of the agreement, Clowser’s remaining charges of robbery, possession of marijuana, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and two counts of distribution a controlled substance.
The plea agreement left the punishment up to the court but limited the amount of active time of incarceration Clowser would serve to 11 months provided that she could enroll in the state Community Corrections Alternative Program.
Hupp sentenced Clowser to five years in prison on each count of drug distribution. Hupp suspended all time on each sentence except for 11 months on one count of drug distribution. The judge sentenced Clowser to one year, all time suspended, for conspiracy to commit grand larceny.
Hupp ordered Clowser to complete three years of supervised probation and the Community Corrections Alternative Program.
The judge also sentenced Clower’s co-defendant, Dakota W. Miller, on Wednesday. Miller originally stood charged with two counts of robbery, two counts of possession of a schedule I or II substance and one count of possession of a schedule III substance. An agreement between Miller’s attorney, Dragana McCleary, and the commonwealth called for the court to reduce the robbery counts to felony theft of $5 or more from a person to which the defendant pleaded guilty. Miller also pleaded guilty to the three drug possession charges.
Hupp sentenced Miller, 20, to five years with four years suspended for one theft charge and five years with all time suspended for the second theft count. The judge deferred disposition of Miller’s drug possession counts to Oct. 14, 2020.
Authorities accused Clowser and Miller of robbing a man of $500 in the parking lot of the Dupont Community Credit Union on April 20, 2018, according to charging documents filed in Circuit Court.