CLEARFIELD – A DuBois man accused of bringing large amounts of methamphetamine to the area was given a lengthy state prison sentence Tuesday during plea and sentencing court.
Robert Selfridge, 36, pleaded guilty before President Judge Fredric J. Ammerman to two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of firearms prohibited, firearm not to be carried, flight to avoid apprehension, default in required appearance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to a total of 13 years to 30 years in state prison.
The charges stem from an incident in February of 2015 when he was arrested in a hotel in DuBois for having a quantity of methamphetamine and in Allegheny County in July when Selfridge, who had been on the run, was apprehended as he was sneaking out of a motel.
According to grand jury testimony, Selfridge was arrested at the hotel in DuBois after authorities responded to an activated fire alarm. Selfridge was seen leaving the room with two bags of luggage, which he put into a vehicle.
When the bags were searched, officers found 77.51 grams of methamphetamine, over $10,000 in cash, three handguns, and 160 various pills. These items were packaged in a manner consistent with drug distribution.
Selfridge, who was then cooperating with an investigation of drug activity in the area, failed to turn himself in on gun charges and to attend a hearing on these charges in Clearfield County.
Nicolette Holzer was contacted at her residence on July 26 and asked if she had seen Selfridge. She said she had talked to him prior to the officers speaking with her. She was told to contact law enforcement if she had any other contact with him.
Officers saw Holzer at a motel in Allegheny County with Selfridge on July 28. Selfridge was spotted leaving the room wearing a wig and a white hat. He opened the trunk of a vehicle, threw two luggage bags in and quickly slammed the trunk.
At that point, he spotted the officers and fled on foot. He was apprehended by U.S. Marshals.
He had in his possession a gram of methamphetamine, $2,136 in cash, and a shotgun shell. Bags taken from his motel room contained four bags of crystal methamphetamine, black tar heroin, a shotgun, drug packaging materials, glassine bags, marijuana and forged identification with Selfridge’s photo, investigators reported.
Holzer, 35, 49 Albert St., Pittsburgh, is also facing similar drug charges in two cases. She recently made headlines when she tried to jump from a courthouse window after her bail was revoked because she tested positive for drugs.