Stidam sentenced to 3-year prison term on two felony drug convictions


Judge Kevin Braig of the Logan County Court of Common Pleas sentenced Miranda Stidam to a three-year prison term on two third-degree felony convictions Wednesday.

Stidam previously pleaded guilty to complicity in possession of cocaine and complicity to aggravated possession of drugs.

Back on January 28th of this year, the Bellefontaine Police Department executed a narcotics-related search warrant on Stidam’s apartment and recovered 15.7 grams of powder cocaine, approximately 6.1 grams of methamphetamine, approximately 1.9 grams of fentanyl, and approximately 5.5 grams of crack.

A search of her phone also confirmed her involvement in drug sales with multiple people. Text message conversations showed how Stidam traveled to another city in Ohio to pick up drugs.

Based on the information from the investigation report, the court found that the offenses were committed for hire or as part of organized crime. Coupled with the significant amount of drugs recovered by the BPD, the court found that a prison sentence was necessary to adequately punish the defendant and protect the public. A non-prison sentence would demean the seriousness of the conduct.