Crime

Two arrested, drugs and guns seized in State College drug busts

Authorities seized cocaine, heroin, thousands of dollars, weapons and drug paraphernalia from two State College residences Friday.
Authorities seized cocaine, heroin, thousands of dollars, weapons and drug paraphernalia from two State College residences Friday. Photo provided

State College police assisted in a pair of arrests Friday as part of a two-month investigation by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General’s Centre County Drug Task Force, according to a news release.

Warranted searches were made on the residences of Phillip Blenman-El, of Waupelani Drive, and Rashime Sibert-Bey, of Old Boalsburg Road, the Attorney General’s Office said. Blenman-El was found with about 4 ounces of bulk cocaine and 4 grams of raw heroin, along with $3,438 and “numerous prepackaged bags of cocaine and suspected heroin.”

Sibert-Bey, 38, was found in possession of three handguns, about 10 grams of cocaine, $1,961 and “drug paraphernalia for packaging drugs for resale,” the release said.

Blenman-El, 40, was taken to Mount Nittany Medical Center for a previous medical condition, the Attorney General’s Office said, and will be arraigned as soon as possible. He faces eight counts of possession with intent to deliver heroin, three counts of criminal use of a communication facility and four counts of possession. Additional charges will be filed based on items seized during the search.

Sibert-Bey was taken to the Centre County prison for booking and arraignment. He faces 10 counts of possession with intent to deliver heroin and Xanax, two counts of criminal use of a communication facility and five counts of possession of heroin and Xanax. Additional charges will be filed for items seized as a result of the search warrant.

Patton Township and Ferguson Township police also assisted in the investigation, the release said.

Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Friday also announced the arrests of 28 Blair County residents for heroin dealing and other drug activity. Three Tyrone residents were named, along with 19 Altoona residents.

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