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A city pair face drug and firearm charges after police, working on a tip through the State Parole Tip line, located them in a Sixth Avenue home with..


Pair facing drug, firearm counts |  News, Sports, Jobs

A city pair face drug and firearm charges after police, working on a tip through the State Parole Tip line, located them in a Sixth Avenue home with a stash of drugs and guns, according to court documents.

State parole agents and Blair County Probation officers along with Altoona police went to a home on the 2100 block of Sixth Avenue on Friday looking for Joshua Albert Petucci, 37.

Kelly Wood, 46, told police Petucci wasn’t there but allowed agents to search the home, where they found Petucci behind a locked attic door.

During the search, police observed drugs and drug paraphernalia. Officers found a clear plastic bag with about 18 grams of methamphetamine hidden in a candle jar in the master bedroom, where they also found a scale and small rubber bands.

Other packaging materials were found in the attic, including empty wax bags, small plastic bags and scales. Police also found a small bag of marijuana and 10 tramadol hydrochloride pills.

Both Petucci and Wood were taken into custody.

In talking with police, Wood said a firearm was hidden in a suitcase in the basement and a safe in the attic contained two handguns.

Both Wood and Petucci have felony convictions making them ineligible to possess firearms.

Police found an AR-15 and a semi-automatic handgun with no printed serial numbers, multiple bags containing packaging material for drugs, electronic scales, books that showed pay sheets/debt sheets and multiple different smoking devices for narcotics.

Petucci was arraigned Friday before Magisterial District Judge Benjamin F. Jones on felony charges of possession with intent to deliver, conspiracy intent to deliver, possession of a firearm prohibited and flight to avoid apprehension, along with misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and make repairs/sell offensive weapons. Unable to post $150,000 bail, he was remanded to the Blair County Prison.

Wood was also arranged Friday before Jones. She faces felony charges of possession with intent to deliver, conspiracy with intent to deliver, possession of a firearm prohibited and hindering apprehension along with misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and make repairs/sell offensive weapons.

Unable to post $75,000 bail, she was remanded to the Blair County Prison.

Both Petucci and Woods face preliminary hearings Feb. 1 before Jones.

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