FTPD arrest 26-year-old Philadelphia man on drug charges

Date: February 27, 2018

Ferguson Township Police and members of the Centre County Drug Task Force were watching a local motel to locate a man wanted on criminal charges. During the surveillance detail, officers observed several suspicious transactions believed to be drug sales. The drug activity was unrelated to the wanted man.

David E. Blanchett Jr., a 26-year old male from Philadelphia, possessed 18 bags of heroin, 21 packages of crack cocaine, four grams of psilocybin mushrooms, 56 grams of marijuana and approximately $400.  Blanchett was charged with violations of The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act of 1972, including multiple counts of drug delivery, possession and possession with the intent to deliver.

He was arraigned before Magistrate District Judge Casey McClain.  Blanchett’s bail was set at $25,000. He was incarcerated in the Centre County Prison.