The Altoona Police Department would like to announce the arrests of SHAWN AMICK and MARY BLACKIE for Operating a Large-Scale Methamphetamine Lab in the City of Altoona. On 3/5/18 at 2126 hrs, APD Officers and BCSD Deputies responded to 2827 Pine Avenue to investigate possible wanted persons. Officers believed that Amick, who had outstanding warrants for his arrest through the Blair County Sheriff’s Office, The Pennsylvania State Police, and The Perry County Sheriff’s Office, and Blackie who had an active arrest warrant through the Altoona Police Department, were to be residing at the home. Officers made contact at the residence and as Amick opened a rear door officers yelled that it was the Police. Amick then attempted to shut the door on officers but was unsuccessful, officers yelled for Amick to stop as he fled back into the home. Officers gave chase and Amick was taken into custody without further incident. Blackie was also located inside of the home and was placed into custody. While inside of the residence officers observed a large amount of methamphetamine manufacturing material in plain view. Officers subsequently evacuated the residence and secured a perimeter around same before obtaining a Search Warrant for the home. The Pennsylvania State Police Clandestine Laboratory Team responded to the scene to disassemble the lab. In addition to the warrants, Amick is charged with 7 Felony and 6 Misdemeanor counts and was lodged in the Blair County Prison after failing to post $65,000 Cash Bail. Blackie is charged with 6 Felony and 6 Misdemeanor counts and was also lodged in the Blair County Prison after failing to post $35,000 Cash Bail. A big thank you to the Blair County Sheriff’s Department, Altoona Fired Department, and the Pennsylvania State Police for their assistance!