SUNBURY — A 32-year-old Shamokin woman pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of buying or selling food stamps and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Arielle Derr was sentenced by Senior Judge Harold F. Woelfel of Snyder-Union County to one to 23 months in county prison with credit for 33 days served on one count of buying or selling federal food stamps. Derr was granted immediate parole.

Woelfel also imposed a concurrent sentence of two years probation for an additional count of buying or selling federal food stamps, and Derr was ordered to pay a $100 fine plus costs for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Additional charges were not prosecuted.

She was charged by Shamokin Cpl. Bryan Primerano with delivering marijuana, criminal use of a communication facility, criminal conspiracy, buying or selling federal food stamps or cards (two counts) and criminal conspiracy in connection with a Feb. 5 incident in the city.

She is accused of delivering marijuana to an informant and selling $400 worth of her ACCESS card for $200 to an informant, who used it to buy food on Feb. 5.

She was among six people, including her 23-year-old sister, Shelby Derr, and her 29-year-old brother, John William Derr, charged with selling or buying federal food stamps (also known as ACCESS cards) to informants for cash to support their drug habits, according to police.

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