Anita L. Derevjagin

A Blair woman facing multiple charges after police served a search warrant on her home accepted a plea agreement May 7 in Washington County District Court.

Anita L. Derevjagin, 48, pleaded no contest to possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony; and two counts of theft by unlawful taking, also Class 4 felonies.

There is no agreement as to sentencing. Restitution and enhancement hearings will be held at the time of sentencing.

Judge John E. Samson ordered a presentence investigation and a substance abuse evaluation. Sentencing is set for July 2.

Derevjagin was arrested Jan. 8 after Blair police, Washington County sheriff's deputies and members of the III-Corps Drug Task Force searched the home she shared with Kenneth V. Halsey, 41. The house is located at 1943 Washington St.

When officers searched the home, they found 12 Ace Hardware shipping crates; three Casey's shipping crates; a United States Postal Service mail crate; a Shopko shipping crate; 48 “Choice Hotels EnduraWeave” brand towels; nine bed sheets; 27 pillow cases consistent with hotel bedding and one comforter, all consistent with hotel bedding; and a shower curtain consistent with hotel amenities.

All items were believed to be stolen. The total estimated value of the recovered items is $2,563.

During the search, officers also found a purse belonging to Derevjagin, which contained a small bag of white crystal-like substance, a used syringe and a marijuana pipe. The substance tested positive for methamphetamine.

In the garage, officers found three combat-style knives and a blue money bag, which contained several loose pills. The pills were identified as amphetamine, a stimulant; alprazolam and lorazepam, both sedatives.

Halsey is charged with possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person, a Class 3 felony; and three counts of possession of a controlled substance. He is scheduled to appear in court June 11.

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