A Philadelphia man was arrested Tuesday after police say he was selling drugs out of a Ferguson Township motel.
Police, along with members of the Centre County Drug Task Force, were surveilling the motel to locate a different man wanted on criminal charges, when they observed several suspicious transactions they believed to be drug sales, according to a Ferguson Township police release.
Upon contact, David E. Blanchett Jr., 26, was reportedly found to be in possession of 18 bags of heroin, 21 packages of crack cocaine, 4 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, 56 grams of marijuana and about $400.
The drug activity and the wanted man are not related, police say.
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Blanchett was charged with six felony counts of possession with intent to deliver, three felony counts of criminal use of a communication facility and misdemeanor charges of drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was arraigned before District Judge Casey McClain, who set monetary bail at $25,000. Blanchett was unable to post bail and is being held at the Centre County Jail.
His preliminary hearing is set for March 7.