Borough woman held on drug, gun charges

Police arrest Lingenfelter after traffic stop


From Mirror staff reports

A Hollidaysburg woman is in jail after a traffic stop allegedly turned up drugs and a gun.

Tami Jo Lingenfelter, 38, of 513 N. Juniata St., Apt. 2, was taken into custody about

2 a.m. Thursday after Holli­days­burg Borough police allegedly found methamphetamine, marijuana and pills when an officer stopped Lingenfelter on the 100 block of Wal­nut Street for a traffic violation.

According to the charges, the officer re­ported smell­ing marijuana while he was getting Lingenfelter’s driver’s li­cense and proof of insurance, and the Logan Town­ship K-9 unit was called in to check the outside of Lingenfelter’s Chevrolet Tracker.

After the dog alerted to the suspected presence of drugs, police searched the Tracker, as well as Lingenfelter’s purse, a cooler and a bookbag.

Police indicated in the charges that a vial of methamphetamine, a glass pipe, loose 9mm ammunition and a Cobra Model CB 9 handgun was found in Lingenfelter’s purse.

While the gun is registered to Lingenfelter, she doesn’t have a permit to carry a concealed gun, police noted. Also in the purse was $220 in $20 bills.

In the cooler, officers allegedly found a yellow lockbox containing “numerous loaded syringes, unused syringes, straws and pipes,” Hollidaysburg police Officer Bryan Ketner wrote in the charges.

The bookbag allegedly held a digital scale, several pipes, suspected methamphetamine and marijuana. A pouch also contained a vial of methamphetamine and a glass pipe while another pouch allegedly contained six bags of marijuana.

Police said another pouch labeled “Cotton Bacon Prime” held a pipe and marijuana, and meth­amphetamine was located in another pouch in the bag, along with a pill bottle with three types of pills that police said were two 37.5 mg phentermine hydrochloride, two 20 mg methyl­penidate hydrochloride and 17 10 mg m. amphetamine salts.

Lingenfelter’s 12-year-old son was also in the vehicle when she was stopped, police said.

Lingenfelter was booked on charges that include carrying a firearm without a permit and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

Magis­terial Dis­trict Judge Ben Jones set bail at $25,000 on Thursday morning and Lingenfelter remains in Blair County Prison with a preliminary hearing scheduled for July 9 in Hollidays­burg.