Police: Man partook in meth deal
Small children opened the door for a visitor who walked into the house on the 1800 block of 14th Avenue to meet the man who police allege exchanged a plastic bag with a bomb logo stamped “stay high” for the visitor’s $100.
A police affidavit stated Altoona officers were surveilling near the house as that alleged methamphetamine deal unfolded on Aug. 30.
The man, Victor Lee Werkheiser, 27, was arraigned Friday on felony charges resulting from that day, as well as a subsequent deal on Sept. 1, in which he allegedly sold another $100 worth of meth from the residence.
Werkheiser faces charges of delivering a controlled substance, criminal use of a communication facility and a misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled substance.
Unable to post the $25,000 cash bail set by Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller, Werkheiser is housed at the Blair County Prison as he waits for a preliminary hearing scheduled for Wednesday.