Stydinger convicted for drug offenses

LEWISTOWN — On Tuesday, a Mifflin County jury convicted Brandy L. Stydinger of one count of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, an ungraded felony, according to a press release from Mifflin County Assistant District Attorney Mark Remy.

According to testimony presented at trial, Stydinger sold 10 pills containing a controlled substance at her residence on Feb. 15 in Yeagertown.

The trial was held before Judge David W. Barron.

The prosecution presented the testimony of three witnesses. County detective Craig Snyder testified that on Feb. 15, a confidential informant contacted him and advised he could purchase a controlled substance from Stydinger, who he knew as Brandy Decker.

Snyder testified the confidential informant and Stydinger communicated via Facebook Messenger to arrange the sale of 10 pills for $20. The informant was given $20 in Drug Task Force funds, taken to Yeagertown and walked to Stydinger’s residence where the informant was inside for three minutes. The informant later met with police officers and provided them with 10 pills purchased from Stydinger.

Stydinger testified in her own defense that the Facebook Messenger messages were not from her and that a third party had used a fake account to arrange the transaction. She also testified she did not sell the pills to the informant.

Stydinger presented two other witnesses.

The jury deliberated for approximately 50 minutes before convicting Stydinger. Attorney Robert R. Ferguson represented Stydinger.

Sentencing in the case is scheduled for September.