Crime

5 facing charges after man’s fatal overdose

Five people are facing charges in connection with a man’s death, according to Tyrone police.

Joshua Blowers, 31, of Tyrone, died May 31 due to a heroin and fentanyl overdose, according to the Altoona Mirror.

Tyrone police said Blair County’s Kyler Johnson, 24, Robert Noel, 29, Angela Miles, 23 and Shariff Lucas, 29, were responsible for the drug delivery that resulted in Blowers’ death, and Christopher Tremmel, 32, destroyed evidence related to the case. Noel was also involved in the distribution of child pornography, according to police.

The Altoona Mirror reported that Lucas was the supplier of the drugs, which were given to Miles who allegedly sold the fentanyl-laced heroin to Noel on behalf of Johnson, who lived in the same residence as Blowers.

Johnson, Noel, Miles and Lucas are facing felony charges of drug delivery resulting in death, conspiracy to deliver drugs resulting in death, criminal use of a communication facility, possession of a controlled substance, conspiracy to possess a controlled substance, promotion of unlawful activity and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance.

Miles and Lucas and were also charged with felony corrupt organization and conspiracy to violate corrupt organization laws. Miles was additionally charged with felony intimidating a witness, felony endangering the welfare of a child and misdemeanor obstruction of administration of law.

Noel was charged with felony dissemination of child pornography, felony contact with a minor and felony dissemination of sexual explicit material involving a minor. Tremmel, who allegedly destroyed Blowers’ phone, was charged with misdemeanor tampering with evidence and misdemeanor obstruction of administration of law.

Altoona police and Pennsylvania State Parole and Probation assisted in the case.

Lucas, Miles, Noel, Johnson and Tremmel were unable to post bail, which ranged from $30,000 to $350,000, set by Blair County District Judge Fred Miller.

Shawn Annarelli: 814-235-3928, @Shawn_Annarelli

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