Patton Township woman charged with heroin distribution

From CDT staff reportsMarch 28, 2014 

  • RECENT HEROIN ARRESTS

    On Feb. 6, the Bureau of Narcotics Investigation in Centre County arrested eight suspects in an ongoing heroin investigation. Most of the suspects were described as low-level heroin dealers.

    On Feb. 26, a Johnstown woman charged in connection with possession and delivering heroin in Marion Township was refused a bail modification in Centre County court. Tanysha M. Johnson, 22, a member of the Army National Guard, was stopped on Interstate 80 near Exit 161 where police said they discovered 3,000 bags of heroin — about 60 bricks — in the trunk of their car.

    On March 21, a Pennsylvania Furnace man was charged with supplying the heroin that a 21-year-old Boalsburg woman used when she overdosed and died in January. Ferguson Township police charged Ryan Kemp, 27, with drug delivery resulting in death and related felony charges.

    On Wednesday, two Philipsburg-area men were charged after a three-month investigation in which undercover state police observed and identified individuals buying and selling heroin at Rebel Towing, police said.

    Anyone with information regarding the distribution of heroin is encouraged to call the Bureau of Narcotics Investigation hotline at 1-800-442-8006. The Centre County Drug Tip Hotline is 1-877-898-DRUG.

A Patton Township woman was arrested Friday on heroin distribution charges.

Tiffany Ingram, 33, of Fredericksburg Court, was charged by the Office of Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotics Investigation, according to a news release.

Ingram was charged along with Landare Hines, 37, after a search of his Harrisburg home, according to the news release. The bust was part of an ongoing investigation into the distribution of heroin in central Pennsylvania.

At the residence, agents seized 71 bags of heroin packaged for delivery and 11 grams of heroin not yet packaged for delivery, with a total street value of $12,420, according to the AG. They also seized approximately $1,600 in cash.

Ingram was charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin, three counts of criminal conspiracy possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession of heroin and possession drug paraphernalia.

Hines was charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin, three counts of criminal conspiracy possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession of heroin, possession drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, according to the news release.

Ingram and Hines will be arraigned in Centre County, and the cases will be prosecuted by Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller.

The investigation into the distribution of heroin is ongoing and additional charges will be forthcoming.

Agents from the Centre County District Attorney’s Office as well as the State College , Patton Township and the Ferguson Township police departments assisted in the investigation.

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