BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – A Bellwood man is in custody following a federal drug and weapons investigation.
Jason Lynn, 37, of Bellwood, was arrested Wednesday after the DEA, with the help of Pennsylvania State Police, seized narcotics, firearms and ammunition from Lynn’s home along with two separate storage lockers in Blair County, according to an affidavit for criminal complaint.
On Sept. 27, investigators executed three search warrants – one for Lynn’s home, one for a storage unit belonging to Lynn at Bob’s Storage Units in Altoona, and one for a storage unit also belonging to Lynn at Sugar Run Self Storage, also in Altoona.
During a search of Lynn’s residence, police found suspected methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl, ecstasy, marijuana and mushrooms as well as a firearm magazine containing eight rounds of ammunition.
In a locker at Bob’s Storage Units, police allegedly found over four pounds of a substance field tested and confirmed as methamphetamine. Police also found seven firearms consisting of two semiautomatic handguns, two revolvers, and three rifles. One of the rifles and two of the handguns were “ghost guns” – guns without serial numbers – and were loaded. At Sugar Run Self Storage, police seized what they describe in a police complaint as a large amount of firearm ammunition and suspected methamphetamine, fentanyl and heroin.
Police contend the amount of drugs and the way it was packaged is consistent with drug trafficking.
Lynn had previously pleaded guilty to felony charges in the Blair County Court of Common Pleas.
On May 15, 2020, Lynn pleaded guilty to two counts of receiving stolen property, two counts of manufacturing, delivering or possessing with intent to manufacture or deliver of a controlled substance and one count of strangulation.
On the same date, Lynn also pleaded guilty to six drug related misdemeanors and one weapons related offense.
Lynn was arrested back in January 2020 after being stopped at a traffic stop in Altoona. During the stop, police found 1.7 oz of Meth, 1 oz of cocaine, an AK-47, a spring-loaded out of the front knife, and a .22 semi-automatic rifle.
At the time of the traffic stop, Lynn was a school board member at the Bellwood-Antis School District. He resigned days later.
Two weeks later, in February 2020, Lynn was arrested again on charges of harassment, robbery and strangulation after police responded to a call where they found a woman who had her hands zip-tied behind her back with bruising on her face in his residence.
His probation for these previous offenses ended in August of this year.
Lynn is currently in custody by the United States Marshals at Cambria County Prison, awaiting a temporary detention pending hearing scheduled for Sept. 29 at 10 a.m.
BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – Heavy police presence is expected in Blair County due to an investigation.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, they are assisting federal and local law enforcement agencies with an ongoing investigation in the area of E. Fifth St. in Antis Township.
While there will be an increase in police presence for an extended period of time, there is no threat to the public as a result of the investigation, police said.
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