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Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller updated The Daily Herald on several cases involving an Antis Township drug bust on March 24.
The arrests in the March 24 case came as a result of a search warrant that was executed at 10 Beechwood Drive.
Heroin drug buys were made earlier the same week ahead of the Friday raid. Two brothers, 25-year-old Benjamin Scot Grove and 20-year-old Wesley Richard Grove live at the Antis address where the drug bust happened.
Authorities seized 50 packets of heroin from the older of the two Grove brothers. The packets had a street value of $2,000. A bundle of heroin with a street value of $400 was seized from the younger Grove brother. The warrant also netted 10 other packets of heroin valued at $400 from suspect Edmund Shuck Lee of rural Hollidaysburg. Authorities also seized $2,400 in cash and several other items as part of the bust.
The bust also led to the arrests of two people who were charged for drug crimes that alleged happened prior to March 24. Christopher Noel and Lindsey Jo Wood were arrested for incidents on Feb. 26 and March 22 respectively. Williams, the alleged supplier, was also collared.
All the cases were transferred to District Judge Fred Miller’s office. Here is the list of suspects in the case:
• Benjamin Scot Grove, 25, 10 Beechwood Dr., Altoona- Grove was originally arraigned before District Judge Paula Aigner and was incarcerated in Blair County Prison on $25,000, 10 percent bail; a preliminary hearing regarding two cases against him was continued until July 11 by agreement between the defense and the DA’s office.
• Wesley Richard Grove, 20, 10 Beechwood Dr., Altoona- Grove was arraigned before Judge Aigner in March and was incarcerated in Blair County Prison on $25,000, 10 percent bail. In April, Judge Miller said both Groves hired Altoona attorney Thomas Dickey to represent them. Both have been released after posting bail. On Friday, Judge Miller told The Daily Herald there was an additional arrest warrant from the Pennsylvania State Police against Wesley Richard Grove. Grove was arraigned on Thursday and waived his right to a preliminary hearing in both cases on Thursday. His bail on the new charge was unsecured by agreement of the DA’s office and his defense attorney;
• Joseph J. Williams, Jr., 21, 143 Palmetto St., 3C, Brooklyn, NY- Williams was arraigned before Judge Aigner in March and was incarcerated in Blair County Prison on $100,000 straight bail. A request for bail modification was made on Williams’ behalf by his attorney John Sisto on March 28. Judge Miller denied the request and Williams was remanded back to prison. Williams had waived his right to a preliminary hearing in April;
• Edmund Shuck Lee, 44, RD 2, Box 71, Hollidaysburg- Lee was arraigned before District Judge Aigner and was incarcerated in Blair County Prison on $25,000, 10 percent bail. Judge Miller said Lee was now out on bail and a preliminary hearing for the one case against him was continued until July 11;
• Christopher Noel, 26, 322 Main St., Apt. 4, Bellwood- Noel was arraigned via video and released on $25,000 unsecured bail in March. Judge Miller said additional charges were filed against Noel and he was arraigned on seven new charges last Thursday. His bail remains unsecured. A preliminary hearing in his case was continued and
• Lindsey Jo Wood, 20, 322 Main St., Apt. 4, Bellwood- Wood was arraigned before District Judge Miller and was incarcerated in Blair County Prison on $10,000 straight bail. Wood was represented by the public defender’s office and a bail modification request was granted. Wood’s bail was revised to $10,000, 10 percent and she was released after posting the 10 percent on March 28. Wood also had additional charges filed against her. Her bail is unsecured and she has a preliminary hearing scheduled for July 11.