Inmate faces charges for contraband drugs

Aungst

From Mirror staff reports

A Martinsburg man faces charges after a search of a cell at the Blair County Prison allegedly turned up Suboxone.

Terry R. Aungst III, 33, was arraigned Tuesday on a felony count of contraband possession of a controlled substance by an inmate and possession of a controlled substance stemming from a search of his cell Monday, according to charges filed by Hollidaysburg Borough police.

An orange Suboxone strip was found in Aungst’s property box inside the cell along with a note that police said “was indicative of drug trading or selling,” police noted in the charges.

Aungst allegedly admitted the contraband belonged to him.

Bail was set as an unsecured $10,000 bond on Tues­day by Magisterial District Judge Paula Aigner and Aungst immediately waived the case to Blair County Court.

Aungst was also arraigned on Tuesday by Judge Aigner on a Blair Township police charge of driving on a DUI suspended license. Bail in that case was set as an unsecured $5,000 bond.

Aungst was arrested by Altoona police May 21 after he allegedly fled when an officer tried to pull him over for an expired inspection and missing rear window.

In that case, he was charged with a felony fleeing count and a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia, plus numerous traffic violations, including driving on a DUI suspended license. Bail in that case is $10,000 cash and Aungst waived the case to Blair County Court on June 5.

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