Death Arrest
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Five people have been arrested in connection with a drug overdose death in Tyrone in May. The Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, the Blair County District Attorney's Office, Altoona police and Tyrone Borough police announced Monday the arrests of Shariff Lucas, Kyler Johnson Robert Noel, Angela Miles and Christopher Tremmel. Law enforcement officials said the arrests were made in connection with the drug related death of 31 year old Joshua Blowers. According to the criminal complaint Tyrone police received a report of an unconscious man around 5 p.m. on May 31 and when they got to an apartment in the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue they found Blowers unconscious and unresponsive in a bathroom. Police said Bowers was not breathing and seemed to be dead. Officials said police found Blowers had a green elastic tie band for a tourniquet on his right forearm and a needle injection point in his left forearm according to the criminal complaint. Police said they found a spoon with burnt residue on it, a lighter and Blowers wallet next to the toilet. Officials said Blair County Chief Deputy Coroner Paul Kerns was called to the apartment and pronounced Blowers dead at the scene. An autopsy revealed that Blowers died as the result of an overdose of both heroin and fentanyl, according to officials. Officials said they executed many search warrants, conducted video evidence interviews and used undercover officers, controlled buys and a buy-bust operation during their investigation. Four of the five face many charges. Johnson and Miles, both of Tyrone, Noel and Lucas both of Altoona all face charges that include drug delivery resulting in death, conspiracy related to drug delivery resulting in death delivery of a controlled substance and conspiracy to deliver. Tremmel of Tyrone, faces charges of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and obstructing the administration of law or other government function.