Police: Williamsburg Man Involved with Selling of Methamphetamine
May 28, 2020
Two men are being charged with selling methamphetamine after a traffic stop in February.
According to a police criminal complaint, Jason M. Henry Sr., 46, of Hollidaysburg, was stopped by police in Hollidaysburg Borough on Feb. 29, after several traffic violations had been committed.
Detecting the smell of alcohol and noticing that the driver was acting lethargic, police requested that Henry submit to field sobriety tests, of which he failed three. A preliminary breath test showed negative findings for the presence of alcohol.
As other testing was being completed, the second officer present walked around to the passenger side of the vehicle and saw in clear view a clear bag containing what officers believed to be methamphetamine.
A further search turned up two clear bags containing a clear crystal-like substance, one digital scale and five empty clear bags.
According to police, Henry had one clear glass pipe lined with a white residue along with a bag containing a white powdery substance in his pockets.
Henry’s wallet contained $2,150 which he claimed were from his business and several bank slips.
A cellphone that was seized and searched indicated several communications between Henry and Jesse D. Ginter, 38, of Williamsburg, regarding the purchase of methamphetamines.
Ginter is suspected of supplying Henry with the drugs.
Contact between the two men dates back to December 2019.
Ginter was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller. Unable to meet the $65,000 bail, Ginter is being held at the Blair County Prison. He is charged with two felony counts of criminal conspiracy and the manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver and a third-degree felony charge of criminal use of a communication facility.
Henry was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Benjamin F. Jones and was released on a $50,000 bond. He is charged with two felony counts of criminal conspiracy and the manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver and a third-degree felony charge of criminal use of a communication facility.
Both men are awaiting preliminary hearings in front of Magisterial District Judge Paula M. Aigner.