2012-05-17 / Local & State

Brother, Sister Arrested On Drug Charges

Jason Fischer, Jennifer Shaw jailed for Bedford County incident
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz
STAFF WRITER

Editor’s Note: Due to a truncating issue that occurred during page layout, a portion of the below story failed to appear in the May 10 edition of “The Fulton County News.” The “News” apologizes for the error.

A brother and sister accused of taking part in drugrelated activity in neighboring Bedford County earlier this year were picked up here on arrest warrants last Tuesday.

Twenty-four-year-old Jason Michael Fischer and Jennifer Irene Shaw, 34, were arrested on May 1 as part of investigation launched by the Bedford County District Attorney’s Office. Both Fischer and Shaw were arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Kathy Calhoun, in Everett, who set straight bail at the respective amounts of $150,000 and $100,000. They are currently being held in the Bedford County Jail.

According to Pennsylvania State Police from the Mc- Connellsburg barracks, Fischer was taken into custody with local law enforcement assistance at a Heritage Drive, McConnellsburg, residence.

Meanwhile, Shaw was picked up during a traffic stop along Great Cove Road. Police said in her possession at the time of her arrest were 29 packets of suspected heroin, which have since been transported to a state police crime lab for further analysis.

A criminal complaint and affidavit of probable cause filed in the case by detectives Steven Shelley and Courtney Wise indicate Fischer faces one count each of criminal conspiracy and delivery and possession of a controlled substance. Shaw is accused of criminal conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility.

Fischer is currently under state parole in connection with a 2006 conviction for robbery. Both he and Shaw reside at homes located along Moss Road in Brush Creek Township.

It is alleged by arresting officers that a confidential informant spoke with Shaw and made arrangements to purchase heroin on February 23. The following day police would learn that Shaw’s brother, Fischer, would be making the heroin delivery, the affidavit said.

The informant met Fischer at the Sheetz convenience store in Everett Borough, where $100 in police buy money was reportedly exchanged for four cellophane wrappers of suspected heroin. Fischer was also allegedly given $20 by the informant for driving the heroin to the location in Bedford County, police said.

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