Police: Man had drugs, multiple guns inside home

An Altoona man is in jail after a visit by county probation officers to his Second Avenue home turned up drugs and guns.

Ryan Ray Miller, 25, was sleeping Wednesday about 2:30 p.m. when he was awoken by Blair County Adult Parole & Probation officers who were checking up on him at his home at 1519 Second Ave., according to court records.

Officers allegedly saw marijuana stems in a pill bottle, as well as other drug paraphernalia, including multiple bongs, along with a large amount of ammunition, in Miller’s bedroom, according to the charges filed by Altoona police. A pill bottle with capsules of white powder that later tested positive for amphetamines was also allegedly recovered.

Officers also located heroin packets, prescription pills, digital scales, sandwich bags and other drug-related items, police said.

Police said Miller, who court records show is on probation after he pleaded guilty to felony drug delivery charges in April in Blair County Court, admitted there were guns in the house, and officers ultimately found seven long guns, both rifles and shotguns, as well as a handgun, in Miller’s bedroom.

Police also allege Miller was growing pot and said seven plants were found in a closet.

When questioned, Miller told police the guns were his but said they were owned by different people, police noted.

Miller was arraigned Thursday morning by Magisterial District Judge Todd Kelly and placed in Blair County Prison in lieu of $20,000 cash bail. A preliminary hearing is slated for Wednesday at Central Court.