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Police: Hellertown woman enlisted teens to sell Xanax

Authorities said she also accused them of burglary

L. SAUCON TWP., Pa. - Authorities allege that a Hellertown woman, who accused two teenagers of stealing her Xanax prescription, actually recruited them to sell the drugs for $2 a tablet.

Hellertown police charged Krystl N. Slifer, of Main Street, with felony counts of solicitation of minors to traffic drugs, possession with intent to deliver, unlawful sexual contact with a minor and related offenses. District Judge Anthony Rapp arraigned the 32-year-old late Thursday morning, setting bail at $7,500 with a 10 percent cash option.

She was released following her arraignment after posting $750 bail.

Borough police responded to Slifer’s Main Street apartment about 7:30 p.m. May 14 to investigate a reported burglary. She told authorities that a 16-year-old neighbor and his 17-year-old friend had broken into her apartment and stole a Xanax prescription of 90 1mg tablets, according to court records.

Slifer claimed she confronted the 16-year-old, who denied the theft, but that his younger brother had confirmed her accusation. She also told police that she was in the hospital at the time because of a car crash.

But the two teens she implicated offered police a very different story.

They allegedly told police they were in the car with Slifer when it crashed, according to records. The 16-year-old said they were headed to the Quakertown area, where he was to serve as a “proxy” to sell at least a portion of Slifer’s Xanax prescription, police allege.

While en route, Slifer allegedly tried several times to grab both teens’ genitals, causing her to lose control of the car. The 16-year-old reported that he ditched the bottle of Xanax and two marijuana pipes as he ran from the wreck.

Pennsylvania State Police confirmed for Hellertown police that they are investigating a DUI-related wreck involving Slifer.

Investigators asked for proof of Slifer’s plans, so the 16-year-old provided screenshots of a Facebook Messenger conversation about selling the pills for $2 each, according to records. The conversations also allegedly referenced providing pot and alcohol to the teens.

Police secured a warrant for Slifer’s phone and allegedly found the same conversation.

Authorities also charged Slifer with misdemeanor counts of corruption of minors, indecent assault, unsworn falsification to police and false reports to law enforcement. Her next court date is a preliminary hearing scheduled for July 11.

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