Johnstown man arrested on heroin, fentanyl charges

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The Pennsylvania attorney general's office announced today that it has arrested a Johnstown man accused of possessing heroin and fentanyl.

Mixtures of heroin and fentanyl alarmed local officials earlier this year after 22 people in Western Pennsylvania died from ingesting a combination of the drugs.

The AG's office said today that agents from its Bureau of Narcotics Investigation and local police departments arrested Jermaine Jones, 32, after they bought drugs from Mr. Jones.

Officials said they seized 387 heroin stamp bags, 8 grams of raw heroin, two vials of fentanyl, 20 grams of marijuana, more than $1,600 in cash, and a cell phone found in Mr. Jones' car. They said they found additional heroin, prepaid credit cards, more than $27,000 in cash, drug paraphernalia and other items at his girlfriend's house in Johnstown.

Mr. Jones faces charges of manufacturing heroin, drug possession, possessing drug paraphernalia and knowing that property is proceeds of illegal activity.

Court records show that Mr. Jones, who did not have an attorney on file, is being held in the Cambria County Prison in lieu of $20,000 bail.



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