AUGUSTA — A day after being sentenced to federal prison for possessing and intending to distribute bath salts, a St. Albans woman pleaded guilty in state court Tuesday to unlawful furnishing of a synthetic hallucinogenic drug and two other charges that resulted from a traffic stop on the Maine Turnpike in Litchfield.

Krystal P. Bell, 29, was sentenced to serve an initial year in prison, and the remainder of the four-year term was suspended. She also was ordered to spend three years on probation.

The sentence is concurrent to the two-year federal prison term and three years of supervised released imposed Monday in U.S. District Court in Bangor. According to federal court records, Bell was stopped by federal agents after she went to the post office in St. Albans to pick up a package from China. The agents had received a tip that the package contained bath salts, and Bell told them she was picking it up for someone else.

In addition to the furnishing charge, Bell pleaded guilty Tuesday at the Capital Judicial Center to violating condition of release, operating while license suspended or revoked and she admitted to criminal forfeiture of $1,855. She was also fined $900.

A court affidavit by Trooper Adam Kelley, of the Maine State Police, says he stopped a vehicle March 1, 2014, on suspicion of speeding and found that Bell, the driver, was the subject of numerous arrest warrants and had a number of illegal drugs with her.

A number of other people were sentenced recently in separate hearings at the judicial center:

• Chad A. Andrews, 34, of Oakland, domestic violence assault April 13 in Waterville; three-year jail sentence, all but six months suspended, three years of probation.

• Timothy Bernier, 34, of Richmond, operating while license suspended or revoked April 5 in Augusta; five-day jail sentence, $500 fine.

• Drew A. Emery, 26, of Farmingdale, operating under the influence April 1 in Farmingdale; 96-hour alternative sentencing program, $500 fine, 150-day license suspension.

• Donald Paul Fencik, 64, of Waterville, theft of services March 27 in Waterville; 30-day jail sentence concurrent to 12-month probation revocation.

• Tamara Geyer, 50, of Gardiner, failing to stop for an officer April 11 in Gardiner; $200 fine.

• Alan F. Green Jr., 44, of Belfast, aggravated assault, operating after habitual-offender revocation and eluding an officer Feb. 7, 2015, in Augusta; three-year prison sentence, $1,000 fine.

• Danny L. Jackson, 41, of Wayne, theft by unauthorized use of property Aug. 26, 2014, in Augusta, and assault and violating condition of release June 22, 2015, in Chelsea; 30-day jail sentence, $300 fine.

• Louanna S. Masse, 21, of Waterville, unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs Sept. 25, 2014, in Augusta; four-year jail sentence, all but 90 days suspended, two years of probation, $400 fine, $220 restitution.

• Beth A. McEwen, 29, of Plymouth, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, terrorizing with a dangerous weapon and criminal restraint Feb. 7, 2014, in Augusta; three-year jail sentence, all but 50 days suspended, two years of probation.

• Brandon W. Sanford, 33, of New York City and formerly of Skowhegan, operating while license suspended Oct. 16, 2013, in Augusta; $1,000 fine.

• Spencer Trott, 30, of Richmond, operating under the influence March 29 in Augusta; seven-day jail sentence, $700 fine, three-year license and registration suspension.

• Anthony Bishop-Zezima, 22, of Bangor, operating while license suspended or revoked March 27 in Gardiner; $750 fine.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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Twitter: @betadams


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