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Traffic stop allegedly turns up raw heroin

City woman faces multiple charges

An Altoona woman faces charges after police say a traffic stop in Altoona over the weekend turned up raw heroin, cocaine, cash and pills.

Kim L. Thompson, 36, was pulled over by police at Second Street and Chestnut Avenue about 10:30 p.m. Friday after she didn’t signal a lane change, according to charges filed by Altoona police.

After an officer allegedly smelled marijuana, the Nissan with Oregon plates that Thompson was driving was searched. Police allege Thompson’s purse contained $1,775 in cash that was separated in stacks of $100 and a piece of folded aluminum foil with about 2 grams of raw heroin.

Tucked between the passenger seat and the center console, officers allegedly found two glass pipes. An Advil container found in the vehicle with a false bottom had 2 grams of cocaine in it that Thompson claimed was prescription pills.

Other items found in the search included two small bags of marijuana, another glass pipe, metal scouring pad wire, which police noted can be used to smoke crack, and four prescription pills.

Police said a notebook with owe sheets was found in Thompson’s purse.

Thompson was booked on multiple felony and misdemeanor drug counts. She posted $40,000 cash bail through a bail bond company on Saturday after her arraignment by Magisterial District Judge Andrew Blattenberger. A preliminary hearing at Central Court is scheduled for Aug. 26.

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