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Hoff arrested and jailed in Blair County prison

A Tyrone man was arrested yesterday morning, arraigned and placed in the Blair County prison on a $50,000 bond after he failed to report before District Justice Fred Miller on Tuesday of this week.
Donald R. “Snooks” Hoff Jr. of 2 Oak Hill Lane, Tyrone remains in prison until a Tuesday, August 26, 2003 preliminary hearing. Earlier this week, Hoff was arrested and released on bail on other drug related charges.
Previous possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia charges were filed on June 12, 2003 before Miller. According to the official police complaint, Hoff did have the use of, or did posses with intent to use, drug paraphernalia, namely, a crack pipe with attachment, for the purpose of inhaling or otherwise introducing in the human body, the drug crack cocaine. This act is in violation of Title 32 Section 780-113 (a) 32 of the Pennsylvania Controlled Substance, Drug, Device, Cosmetic Act.
Tyrone police patrolman Jeffrey Dillig was dispatched to 212 East 12th Street in Tyrone to apartment 203 at 8:12 a.m. to investigate two individuals who were trespassing inside the residence of an earlier deceased individual. Upon arriving, the officer met with AMED emergency officials who where also dispatched to the same residence on a call of a person who may have been unconscious. The two individuals inside of the house did not open the door as officer Dillig stated that he was the police through the door. Failure to come to the door led to the officer opening the unlocked door and finding Donald Hoff Jr. and Sandra Paese inside.
Upon questioning from the officer, Hoff and Paese told the patrolman that they were friends of the deceased, Mr. Robert McCann. At this point Tyrone Police Chief Joe Beachem was called to further assist. While waiting for the chief to arrive, Hoff was ordered to sit on a couch due to suspicious behavior. During this time the officer reports that Paese was trying to distract the officer and Hoff removed an item from his right pocket and placed it underneath a cushion on the couch where he was sitting.
Tyrone Police Chief Joe Beachem arrived on the scene and ordered both individuals out of the apartment. A short time later a search was conducted of the couch area where Hoff had been sitting. Officer Dillig observed a crack pipe with an attachment. The item was confiscated and logged into evidence, concluding the official Tyrone police investigation.
The Blair County District Attorneys office was notified through paperwork of yesterday’s events. Both Paese and Hoff were out on bail awaiting trial on charges of one count of delivery of a controlled substance, criminal conspiracy, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Hoff, 50, faces one charge of delivery of a controlled substance, criminal conspiracy and two charges of possession of a controlled substance.