City police find heroin, fentanyl in home search

A search of a city home over the weekend turned up nearly 100 packets of fentanyl as well as close to two dozen packets of heroin.

Frank J. Lang 42, was taken into custody Saturday by Altoona police, and a subsequent search of 125 Sixth Ave. about 7 p.m. turned up a potent prescription painkiller, heroin and a small amount of cocaine.

Inside the house, officers allegedly found two bricks totaling 99 packets of fentanyl and 22 packets of heroin stamped “Lamborghini” hidden in paper towel rolls, according to the charges.

Police said a small bag of cocaine was also found, and Lang allegedly admitted to the drugs.

Altoona police Detective Sgt. Chris Moser said the investigation is ongoing with additional charges pending against Lang.

Lang is charged with felony possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance along with misdemeanor counts of drug and paraphernalia possession. Bail was set Sunday by Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller at $65,000 cash, and Lang remains in Blair County Prison with a preliminary hearing slated for Wednesday at Central Court.

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