Police: Probation visit turns up drugs

An Altoona woman is in jail after a probation visit allegedly led to drugs being found in her Second Avenue home

Amanda Farber, 32, was arrested July 7 for a probation violation after methamphetamine and marijuana, along with drug paraphernalia, were found by a Blair County Adult Probation Officer.

On Wednesday, Farber, who is on probation for a 2015 drug case, was arraigned from Blair County Prison on new charges filed by Altoona police that include possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to Altoona police, the probation visit turned up a bag of methamphetamine, two bags of marijuana, four scales, two marijuana grinders, a glass methamphetamine pipe, a metal pot pipe, a “one-hitter” marijuana pipe and a eye glasses case containing razor blades, a glass vial and other drug paraphernalia.

Magisterial District Judge Daniel DeAntonio set bail at 10 percent of $25,000, and Farber remains in jail to await a preliminary hearing scheduled for Wednesday at Central Court.

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