Tue. Apr 23rd, 2024

A quick motion of hiding a beer bottle was enough to catch the attention of Tyrone Borough police officers on Friday evening, and as a result, a 19-year-old Pittsburgh man is lodged in the Blair County Prison on drug charges.
Tyrone Borough Police Chief Joe Beachem said this morning that on Friday evening, at about 9:49 p.m., an officer of the department noticed a group of individuals loitering in front of the Carriage House Apartments on Logan Avenue.
Beachem said the officer saw one of the individuals attempting to hide a beer bottle. The officer approached the group to investigate and discovered the person attempting to hide the bottle was 19-year-old Joseph Condron II of Pittsburgh.
Police said Condron attempted to flee from two officers that were at the scene. A short struggle ensued and Condron had to be forced to the ground. He was then placed in custody.
As police began searching the suspect, 16 packets of heroin, four large bags of marijuana, a small hand scale and a marijuana pipe was found.
He was transported to the Tyrone Police Department where he told police that he had purchased the heroin and marijuana in Pittsburgh for the purpose of selling it in Tyrone.
Police estimate the street value of the drugs to be between $1,600 and $1,800.
Condron was arraigned before District Magistrate Moran in Altoona and was placed in the Blair County Prison in lieu of $6,000 straight bail.
He is charged with intent to deliver heroin and marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest and purchase, consumption, possession or transportation of liquor or malt or brewed beverages.

By Rick