City woman faces charges

Police allegedly find drugs, money during search

A city woman arrested on felony drug charges after Altoona police responded to a domestic dispute earlier this month is due to appear in court.

Shianne N. Graham, 19, of 1821 14th Ave., Apt. 2, was taken into custody April 12 when police were dispatched to her home and allegedly found cash, marijuana, THC wax, Xanax and drug paraphernalia throughout the apartment, according to the charges.

Police noted that Graham had left the apartment before officers arrived and her mother told police that Graham lives at the apartment with her boyfriend, Jared Williams, who had multiple outstanding arrest warrants. Williams is described in the charges as a known drug dealer, and is wanted on felony and misdemeanor drug charges filed by state police March 12.

When Graham returned to the apartment while police were there, officers asked if Williams had been in the apartment when she left. After Graham said he had been there, she allegedly gave police permission to look for him.

Police noted officers saw a mason jar that was partially filled with marijuana sitting out on the coffee table, along with a bong, and in the bedroom, officers could see two more mason jars of pot on a desk. An open box of sandwich bags and a bundle of cash also were sitting out on the desk, police wrote in the charges.

After police took Graham into custody, they applied for a search warrant and while that was going on, a relative of Williams allegedly sneaked into the apartment through a garage door and hid the drug-related items that were in plain sight.

Police allegedly caught the relative hiding the items and she was taken into custody but no charges have been filed yet. She allegedly told police she and another person were trying to hide the items so police wouldn’t see them.

After officers obtained a search warrant, they seized $510 in cash, 14 Xanax pills, four mason jars of pot, THC wax, a scale and other paraphernalia, including nine glass pipes and seven bongs, police noted in the criminal complaint filed before Magisterial District Judge Ben Jones.

Williams has also been charged, according to online court records.

Graham is scheduled to appear Wednesday at Central Court for her preliminary hearing on charges that include felony conspiracy and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. She remains free on an unsecured $30,0000 bond.

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