Two accused of selling drugs

Two city women are in jail on charges they sold methamphetamine to a police informant and undercover officer.

Melinda S. Thomas, 23, of 2901 Maple Ave., Apt. 5, and Fatimah E. Guthrie, 25, no fixed address, were arrested Wednesday after Altoona police allegedly bought $200 worth of methamphetamine from Thomas through Guthrie.

According to the charges, the informant arranged with Guthrie to buy the methamphetamine. About 5 p.m., an undercover officer and the informant picked Guthrie up and drove to the 2900 block of Maple Avenue.

Guthrie took the $200 from the informant and walked into Thomas’ apartment and emerged a few minutes later with the drug, police contend.

Guthrie walked back to the car, put the bag of methamphetamine on the back seat and then got into another vehicle.

Altoona police stopped Guthrie in a traffic stop and took her into custody.

Police then arrested Thomas at her apartment. Police said Thomas admitted she sold the methamphetamine to Guthrie and had $20 of the buy money in her bra. The other $180 was found in her apartment, police said.

Guthrie was jailed in lieu of $25,000 cash bail, while bail for Thomas was set at $50,000 cash. She also remains in jail, and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday at Central Court.

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