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Police arrest pair for selling meth

Two men accused of selling methamphetamine are now facing charges.

Jesse D. Ginter, 38, of 107 Beagle Club Road, Williamsburg, and Jason M. Henry Sr., 46, of 195 S. Park Lane, Hollidaysburg, were arrested Wednesday by Hollidaysburg Borough police after a traffic stop in February led to an investigation into methamphetamine sales, according to the charges.

Henry was stopped by Hollidaysburg police just before midnight on Jan. 29, and while Henry performed field sobriety tests because he was suspected of driving drunk, police allegedly spotted what looked like a clear blue plastic container of suspected methamphetamine.

Henry was taken into custody on suspicion on DUI and when asked about the suspected methamphetamine, Henry said it didn’t belong to him, police noted in the charges.

Police said they believed Henry was high on meth at the time.

Police said the container held two bags of suspected methamphetamine, a digital scale and five empty plastic bags. Henry also had a suspected meth pipe in his front pocket and a small bag with suspected meth in the watch pocket of his pants.

In his wallet, police found $2,150 in cash.

A search of Henry’s Samsung phone allegedly revealed detailed text messages between himself and Ginter about meth dealing, police contend. Ginter is suspected of supplying Henry and others with the drugs.

Those messages dated back to fall 2019 and in the exchanges, the two discussed prices and amounts of the drug as well as arrangements to pick up and pay for the drugs, the charges state.

Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller set bail for Ginter at $65,000 cash and he remains in Blair County Prison. Henry was released on an unsecured $50,000 bond. Both men are slated to appear Tuesday before Magisterial District Judge Paula Aigner for their preliminary hearings.

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