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Drug Bust Nets Five Suspected Dealers

Operation funded by local community group.

ALTOONA - Police said they found nearly $10,000 worth of drugs at a local home.

Armed with a search warrant and tips from the Push out the Pusher Hotline, the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Bureau of Narcotics, Altoona Police and the Blair County District Attorney's Office said they shut down a drug operation.

It happened around 8 p.m. Tuesday at 1011 18th Avenue in Altoona.

Officers said when they entered the house, Roman McCray from Pittsburgh and Sean Morris from West Virginia were flushing heroin and cocaine down the toilet.

The two men, along with Heather Saylor, Elizabeth Hornberger, and Joseph Despot, all from Altoona, face several drug-related charges.

Officers said they found 161 packets of heroin, 56 grams of crack cocaine, small amounts of marijuana, drug packaging equipment, and other drug paraphernalia in the home. They said they also found one $1,000 cash and several cell phones.

Operation Our Town helped fund the drug bust.

WTAJ Your News Leader will feature the community-based organization in live special reports today, starting at 4 p.m.

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