24 Charged in drug bust

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane’s office today announced criminal charges have been filed against 24 individuals accused of distributing or possessing illegal drugs in Blair County.
A yearlong investigation that culminated in today’s charges focused on street- to mid-level dealers accused of distributing heroin, cocaine and prescription narcotics.


Agents from the Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotics Investigation partnered with investigators from the Blair County Drug Task Force and the Altoona Police Department on the joint investigation. Law enforcement officials used various tools, including surveillance techniques and undercover purchases, as they worked to file charges.


Over the course of the investigation, investigators made a series of controlled purchases utilizing confidential informants and undercover officers/agents. Controlled purchases were made in the City of Altoona and the surrounding municipalities. The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected. 


Attorney General Kane thanked the following agencies for their participation in the investigation: the Altoona Police Department, the Blair County Sheriff’s Department, the Blair County district attorney’s office, Pennsylvania State Parole, the Blair County Drug Task Force and Pennsylvania State Police.
Additionally, Attorney General Kane also thanked Operation Our Town for its support. Operation Our Town is an organization in Blair County with a mission of supporting the fight against drugs and violent crime. Individuals with drug information may contact the Operation Our Town “Push Out the Pusher” hotline at 814-693-3020.


The defendants will be preliminarily arraigned before Blair County Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller and will be prosecuted by the office of Blair County District Attorney Richard Consiglio.


The following is a list of individuals charged today, their last known addresses and the charges they face:


Robert Payne, 26, 472 St. Joseph St., Loretto, is charged with one count each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility in addition to one count of criminal conspiracy (heroin).


Brandi Holland, 31, 820 Crawford Ave., Altoona, is charged with one count each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility (heroin).


Nickalas Deantonio, 21, 309 E. Caroline Ave., Altoona, is charged with one count each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility (heroin).


Kevin Bott, 29, 813 First Ave., Altoona, is charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, three counts of possession of a controlled substance and two counts of criminal use of a communication facility in addition to one count each of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use (cocaine/marijuana).


David Oswalt, 41, 1019 21st Ave., Altoona, is charged with one count each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility (heroin).


Kristin Ebersberger, 25, 2216 9th St., Apt. 1, Altoona, is charged with one count each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility in addition to one count of criminal conspiracy (heroin).


Melissa Motter, 42, 6218 Jerome Blvd., Harrisburg, Dauphin County, is charged with two counts each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility and one count of criminal conspiracy (heroin).


Kane Stehley, 21, 109 S. 8th St., Altoona, is charged with one count each of criminal conspiracy, possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility (heroin).


Angel Santos, 28, 1217 16th St., Altoona, is charged with one count each of criminal conspiracy, possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility (heroin).


Ernest Coit, 22, 1716 13th Ave., Altoona, is charged with three counts each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility (cocaine).


Ryan Payne, 22, 1034 2nd St., Altoona, is charged with one count each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility (marijuana).


Amanda Farber, 30, 402 2nd Ave., Altoona, is charged with one count each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility (marijuana).


Everett Salyer, 27, 1614 3rd St., Altoona, is charged with one count each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility (heroin).


Patricia Graham, 39, 435 7th St., Altoona, is charged with two counts each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility and one count of criminal conspiracy (heroin).


Amanda Cole, 32, 1527 Bell Ave., Altoona, is charged with three counts each of criminal conspiracy, possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility (heroin).


Robert McKnight, 33, 1527 Bell Ave., Altoona, is charged with two counts each of criminal conspiracy, possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility (heroin).


Eugene Ehredt, 24, 268 Avalon Rd., Apt. 2, Altoona, is charged with one count each of , criminal conspiracy, possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility (heroin).
Amber Plumber, 659 Coleman Ave., Johnstown, is charged with one count each of criminal conspiracy, possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility (heroin).


Robert Holland, 35, 1910 Hudson Ave., Altoona, is charged with three counts each of criminal conspiracy, possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility and one count of theft (heroin/crack).


Julie Mowery, 46, 1103 13th Ave., Apt. 2, Altoona, is charged with two counts each of criminal conspiracy, possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility (Crack/Roxicet).


Angela Cupples, 40, 1409 Rosehill Dr. Ext., Altoona, is charged with three counts each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility (heroin/Suboxone).


Tyler Skipper, 24, 619 4th Ave., Altoona, , is charged with three counts each of criminal conspiracy, possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility (heroin).


Brandon Cox, 28, 521 N. 5th Ave., Altoona, is charged with three counts each of criminal conspiracy, possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance as well as one count of criminal use of a communication facility (heroin).


Daryl Smith, 24, 1405 3rd St., Altoona, is charged with six counts each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance, five counts of criminal use of a communication facility and one count of criminal conspiracy (heroin).

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