Clearfield Woman Waives Charges in Drug Cases
CLEARFIELD – A Clearfield woman who has been accused of selling cocaine and ecstasy to an undercover agent waived her right to a preliminary hearing in two cases before Magisterial District Judge Jerome Nevling during Centralized Court Wednesday at the Clearfield County Jail.
Brianna Nevada Wood-Kifer, 32, of Clearfield is facing two sets of drug charges. On Feb. 21, she was charged with manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance and criminal use of communication facility.
On Tuesday, Wood-Kifer was also charged with manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance, intentional possession of a controlled substance by person not registered and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.
Nevling reduced Wood-Kifer’s bail to $10,000 straight supervised in the first case; her bail was originally set at $50,000 straight. Nevling then set Wood-Kifer’s bail at $25,000 unsecured supervised in the second case.
According to the affidavit of probable cause for the first case, the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General and the Clearfield County Drug Task Force conducted a joint investigation. During the month of February, agents developed a confidential informant who alleged Wood-Kifer was selling cocaine from her residence.
On Feb. 13, agents arrived at Wood-Kifer’s residence. One agent exited the vehicle and approached the defendant’s residence. A second agent remained in the vehicle to conduct surveillance, where he observed Wood-Kifer’s vehicle parked in the driveway.
Upon entering Wood-Kifer’s residence, the agent learned she was upstairs and would come down shortly. An unknown Caucasian male who had a thin build and stood 6 feet, 7 inches tall was inside the residence and preparing to leave. In addition, the agent observed a young juvenile in the living area.
After the unknown male left, Wood-Kifer came downstairs, where she entered a bedroom located just off the living area. When Wood-Kifer returned, she entered the kitchen, and the agent exchanged greetings with her. The agent asked for one gram at which point Wood-Kifer allegedly retrieved two, half-gram bags of cocaine from a sandwich-sized bag. She handed the bags of cocaine to the agent who paid her $100.
Afterward the agent asked Wood-Kifer if it was OK for him to contact her for future purchases of cocaine. Wood-Kifer asked the agent for his telephone number, so that she knew who was calling her. The agent provided Wood-Kifer with his telephone number, and she programmed it into her cellular phone.
Of Feb. 19, the agent contacted Wood-Kifer via text-message and asked to stop over. She allegedly replied that it was “OK,” but she was “getting low” and asked the agent what he needed. Wood-Kifer allegedly informed the agent that she had “Molly,” or Ecstasy/MDMA, in addition to cocaine. The agent told the defendant that he wanted $50 worth of each and arranged to purchase approximately a half-gram of both cocaine and “Molly.”
Later that day, agents arrived at Wood-Kifer’s residence. One agent exited the vehicle, approached the front door and knocked. A second agent remained in the vehicle to conduct surveillance. Upon knocking the agent was let in by an unknown male; once inside the agent observed Wood-Kifer’s children in the living and kitchen areas of her residence. The agent also observed three unknown Caucasian males and one female along with a juvenile child who were in the dining room area and preparing to leave. Another male was observed in the living area.
After the others left the residence, the agent spoke with the male who was in the living area. He told the agent that he’d been waiting for Wood-Kifer for 10 minutes. The agent then sent a text-message to Wood-Kifer and informed her that he was at her residence. She immediately appeared from the room located just off the living area. Wood-Kifer allegedly handed the agent two clear, cut-off, knotted plastic bag corners. Each contained a white powdery substance. Wood-Kifer explained that the pink-tinted substance was the “Molly.” The agent paid Wood-Kifer $100.
The agent asked the defendant about additional amounts of cocaine and or “Molly” being available on Feb. 20. She told the agent that it would be OK for him to stop at her residence then to purchase additional controlled substances, specifically cocaine and “Molly.” The agent told her that he would be in contact with her.
Later on Feb. 19, the agent text-messaged Wood-Kifer to let her know he was getting some money together and asked if she would have additional amounts of cocaine the next day. Wood-Kifer allegedly replied that she would have cocaine, and its quality was better than that purchased earlier that day. The agent arranged to go to Wood-Kifer’s residence the next day to purchase cocaine from her.
According to the affidavit of probable cause for the second case, on Feb. 21, the agent applied for and obtained a search warrant for Wood-Kifer’s residence. The Clearfield County Drug Task Force executed the search warrant and seized approximately 15 small bags that contained a white powdery substance from the master bedroom of the Wood-Kifer residence.
As a result of his training and experience, the agent suspected these bags contained cocaine, a Schedule II Controlled Substance. Further, the agent stated the suspected cocaine’s packaging was consistent with possession with the intent to deliver. Wood-Kifer admitted to obtaining the suspected cocaine prior to the execution of the search warrant. On Feb. 25, a task force officer field tested one bag, which yielded positive results for the presence of cocaine.
As a result of the search warrant, the task force seized various items of drug paraphernalia, including but not limited to: sandwich bags, a mirror with residue, many spoons with white residue, a digital scale, a steel pipe with black tape containing burnt residue and needles. The task force also seized approximately $140, two cellular phones and one Winchester, 12-guage shotgun, as well as one Penelec bill with Wood-Kifer’s name on the kitchen table.