was sentenced to four to 41/2 years in state prison, to be followed by three years of probation.
The sentence will overlap with one she's
currently serving for violating her
probation in an identity fraud case - the latest in a 28-page record of fraud-type convictions all over the country.
Snyder originally managed to get probation in that identity fraud case in 2010 by pleading with another judge, crying and telling him that she had just been diagnosed and properly medicated for bipolar disorder.
Unbeknownst to that judge, Snyder had used the same excuse with a federal judge in 2004 to get him to send her to a halfway house - then later fled while on work release.
Yesterday, prosecutor Kim Faitella described how Snyder, who was living at 14 Aberdeen Ave., twice sold heroin to an undercover state trooper last April.
"It was for my personal use," Snyder
"I'm a junkie."
Faitella, the prosecutor, then pointed out that as police were arriving at her home on April 28 with the search warrant, Snyder blurted out to Peabody police detectives that her supplier was on his way over with "four fingers" more of heroin - another 40 grams of the drug.
, after some discussion with her
lawyer, eventually admitted that she
had planned to sell at least a portion of the heroin in the Aqua Net can.
Last September, during a routine pretrial proceeding in the case, Snyder
tried unsuccessfully to persuade a judge to issue a gag order barring a Salem News reporter from writing about her
case, complaining that it was stressful for her
pregnant daughter to read about in the newspaper.