Lonnie Standafer, 56, of Scuddy, was one of 14 people arrested during the roundup in November. A superseding indictment returned on November 19 charged Standafer with three counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance second offense, a Class B felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison, and one count of third-degree trafficking second offense, a Class D felony which calls for up to five years in prison.
While in Perry Circuit Court on Thursday, Standafer admitted to selling oxycodone, methadone and alprazolam to a cooperating witness on several occasions in June 2010. He most likely won’t be serving the maximum sentence, though, as a deal announced this week saw him plead guilty to amended counts of each charge, reducing each Class B felony to Class C felonies, which call for up to 10 years in prison each, and the Class D felony to a Class A misdemeanor.
According to the plea agreement, Standafer will be sentenced to 10 years for each amended first-degree trafficking charge. The sentences for each charge will run concurrently, or at the same time, for a total of 10 years to serve.
Circuit Judge Bill Engle postponed sentencing to allow the probation office time to issue a pre-sentence investigation report. Standafer will be back in court for his sentencing hearing on April 21.