Three accused of selling drugs
Three people face drug charges after allegedly selling marijuana to police.
Allen M. Hoover, 21, and Wendy B. Hoover, 48, both of 324 Second Ave., along with Anne Taddei, 33, 423 Tunnelhill St., Gallitzin, are accused of supplying pot to a police informant and undercover state narcotics agents in October, according to court documents.
Police alleged Allen and Wendy Hoover sold 2 ounces of marijuana to the informant, who was accompanied by an agent with the Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotics Investigation, outside their home Oct. 10. Wendy Hoover and Taddei are accused of selling 2 ounces of marijuana to the informant and agent on Oct. 30. That sale started at the Hoover’s home, where Wendy Hoover and Taddei were picked up before they were driven to the area of Eighth Street and Second Avenue to allegedly get the pot for the deal.
Both sales were for $350 and involved Tyrone police, BNI agents and narcotics agents with the Blair County District Attorney’s Office, according to the affidavit of probable cause filed in the case. Police said both sales occurred within 1,000 feet of a school, namely Washington-Jefferson Elementary School, an allegation that could lead to increased penalties for the three suspects.
Taddei, who used the alias “Amy,” allegedly told the agent and informant that she could also get heroin. Taddei allegedly said she could sell a bundle, of 10 packets, of heroin for $100 “all day, every day” and supply bricks, of 50 packets, of the drug for $350, according to police.
Wendy Hoover asked for a small amount of marijuana for setting up the deals, police noted. She faces felony criminal conspiracy and misdemeanor pot possession charges, while Taddei and Allen Hoover are charged with felony misdemeanor marijuana delivery and possession charges.
Taddei was arraigned Wednesday by Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey Auker and lodged in Blair County Prison in lieu of $15,000 cash bail. Wendy Hoover, who is charged in both sales, was jailed on drug charges after her arrest Tuesday with bail set at a total of $20,000 cash. Allen Hoover was also placed in jail after failing to post $10,000 cash bail.
All three suspects are due to appear at Central Court for preliminary hearings Jan. 15.