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Police accuse man of drug deal

By Ike Fredregill

ifredregill@altoonamirror.com

An Altoona man was charged Thursday for allegedly selling drugs to a confidential informant in 2020, court documents stated.

Warren Jackson, 36, was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Andrew Blattenberger on drug-related charges, and released on an unsecured $50,000 bail, according to court documents.

In June, Jackson allegedly contacted an informant about purchasing methamphetamine, police reported.

A drug transaction coordinated by Hollidaysburg Borough police allegedly occurred between Jackson and the informant, using police funds, in the Save-A-Lot parking lot in Altoona, a criminal complaint stated.

The meth acquired by the informant was handed over to police after the transaction and stored as evidence with borough police, officers reported.

Blattenberger also arraigned Jackson on drug charges Thursday in a separate case, in which his unsecured bail was set at $50,000, court documents stated.

Preliminary hearings were scheduled for Jackson before Magisterial District Judge Matthew Dunio on Jan. 28.

Mirror Staff Writer Ike Fredregill is at 946-7458.

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