Man accused of selling meth

Suspect allegedly sold drugs to informant

A Claysburg man is in jail on charges he sold methamphetamine.

Christopher C. Holland, 22, of 2641 Right Hand Gap Road, was arrested by Altoona police Thursday afternoon after he allegedly delivered an eighth of an ounce of methamphetamine to a police informant at a fast food restaurant on Plank Road.

According to the charges, the deal was set up through Facebook messenger and cellphone calls and police noted Holland was also trying to get heroin as well as sell the methamphetamine.

Police allege Holland met with the informant about 4:30 p.m. and after the deal, he was arrested as he got into a vehicle to leave.

Holland allegedly had the $150 in buy money on him along with an additional $69.

He also had a powder on him he said was ecstasy, police added.

Holland allegedly admitted to one of the officers after his arrest that he sold the methamphetamine to the informant and said he was “extremely sketched out,” according to the charges.

The suspected methamphetamine turned over to police by the informant was field tested and came back positive, police said.

Holland was booked on felony and misdemeanor drug delivery and possession charges and arraigned Friday morning by Magisterial District Judge Ben Jones. He remains lodged in Blair County Prison in lieu of $20,000 cash bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Thursday before Magisterial District Judge Steven Jackson.

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