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.

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