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Police: Bellwood man had stash

Drug paraphernalia found in safe

A traffic stop in Altoona led to the arrest of a Bellwood man who police said had a large stash of drugs, guns and cash.

Jason D. Lynn, 33, of Bellwood, was arrested over the weekend after a woman was pulled over in his car early Saturday. She told officers there were guns in the trunk and a safe, according to charges filed by Altoona police.

Police said there were four long guns in the trunk, one of which was a stolen Remington Model 870 shotgun. The woman told police that Lynn allowed her to borrow the car, a silver-colored Saturn, and that he said he had stashed the guns in the trunk. She claimed he told her one of the guns was an illegal handgun that was in a safe in the trunk, but a search of the safe revealed it contained a bottle of acetone, a bottle of petroleum ether and numerous pieces of drug paraphernalia.

Police noted the acetone and ether are ingredients used to make methamphetamine. Also found in the safe were receipt books, owe sheets and a digital scale. A labeled container of prescribed THC wax was found with Lynn’s name on it in the safe as well.

Lynn was located by Altoona police Sunday, and he was pulled over as he drove on the 2200 block of Beale Avenue about 5 p.m., according to charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Ben Jones.

Police indicated Lynn admitted he had methamphetamine and cocaine in a backpack inside the vehicle along with guns. Police said an AK-47 and a .22-caliber rifle, plus a switchblade, were seized from the vehicle, as well as 1.7 ounces of methamphetamine and an ounce of cocaine. Lynn allegedly had a small bag of methamphetamine in his pocket when he was taken into custody.

Armed with a search warrant, police then searched Lynn’s home at 1200 E. Fifth St., Bellwood. There, officers allegedly found a stolen Taurus .380 handgun, a packet of suspected heroin, a cup holding a small amount of suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, pills, Suboxone, four unregistered long guns, multiple gun magazines and ammunition and $2,806 in cash.

Lynn is charged with drug, gun-and-theft-related felony and misdemeanor counts in three separate cases, with two cases filed in Altoona before Jones and the third case — based on the search of his home — filed before Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller.

Magisterial District Judge Daniel DeAntonio set bail at a total of $200,000 cash bail, and Lynn remains in Blair County Prison with preliminary hearings slated for Jan. 22 and Jan. 28.

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