Police have made a string of drug arrests in Altoona.
Marvin L. Wansley, 62, of 117 16th St. was arrested Wednesday evening by Altoona police after he allegedly sold 10 packets of heroin, stamped "Str 8," to an informant at his home, according to charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Todd Kelly.
Wansley allegedly ditched another seven packets of heroin on the porch of his home as officers took him into custody, police noted. Police found $40 of the $160 the informant allegedly paid Wansley for the heroin on him when he was arrested.
Wansley was also booked on two previous heroin cases, alleged sales on March 5 and March 6 at his home.
Bail for Wansley was set by Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller at a total of $105,000 cash.
On Tuesday, Altoona police arrested two men in separate drug cases after sales to informants, according to police.
Khalil M. Graham, 23, of 2310 Broad Ave., Apt. 1, was arrested at about 8 p.m. after he allegedly sold cocaine to an informant on the 800 block of 10th Street. Graham is accused of selling 21/2 grams of cocaine to the informant for $200, police said. After the alleged sale, Graham was taken into custody, and the buy money was recovered, police added.
Graham was arraigned Wednesday morning by Judge Miller on cocaine delivery and possession charges with bail set at $35,000 cash.
Also arrested Tuesday night, at about 10:30 p.m., was Jeremy L. Abram, 22, of 123 Walnut Ave., police said.
Abram is accused of selling an informant three bags of heroin for $60 on the 200 block of Park Place. Abram was taken into custody after the alleged deal with more heroin and a portion of the buy money on him, police said.
Judge Miller set bail for Abram at $20,000 cash during his arraignment on heroin possession and delivery charges Wednesday morning.
All three suspects remain in Blair County Prison and are due to appear at Central Court on Wednesday for preliminary hearings.