Police: Probation check yields drugs

An Altoona couple are facing felony charges after a check by probation officers allegedly yielded drugs.

Blair County Parole and Probation officers visited Richard A. Wood III, 26, of 204 Maple Ave. late Saturday morning and called in Altoona police after probation officers found heroin, pills, marijuana and an LSD-like substance, police said.

According to arrest papers, Wood had 33 packets of heroin in a glass jar in the bedroom along with a wooden box holding marijuana pipes, snorting straws, scales and other drug paraphernalia. Police also reported finding amphetamine and dextroamphetamine as well as clonazepam pills, plus a white, rock-like substance.

Police said Wood told officers it was an LSD-like psychedelic drug he bought in State College.

According to court records, Wood was placed on five years’ probation in September after pleading guilty to felony and misdemeanor drug charges.

With Wood in the home was Acacia J. Kelley, 22, of 1920 Logan Ave., police said. Both Wood and Kelley were charged with criminal conspiracy, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver a designer drug, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Wood and Kelley were arraigned Saturday night before Magisterial District Judge Steven Jackson, who set bail for Wood at $20,000 cash and released Kelley on an unsecured $10,000 bond.

Wood remains in Blair County Prison, and both are due to appear before Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey Auker on Dec. 4