2012-06-21 / Local & State

Second Drug Arrest For Local Woman

Jennifer Shaw arraigned, sent back to Bedford County Prison
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz
STAFF WRITER

A Brush Creek Township woman faces additional drug-related charges here after being arrested last month on a warrant issued out of neighboring Bedford County.

Thirty-five-year-old Jennifer Irene Shaw was taken before Magisterial District Judge Tamela Bard last Tuesday on one count each of possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession of a prescription medication without a valid prescription and the use or possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $100,000.

Shaw was returned to the Bedford County Prison following the preliminary arraignment.

An affidavit of probable cause filed in the case indicates Trooper Richard Cutchall and Cpl. Charles Gleichman were attempting to serve felony arrest warrants on Shaw and her brother, Jason Michael Fischer, on May 1. While heading southbound on Great Cove Road at 11:30 a.m., the officers observed an oncoming red Pontiac vehicle.

Cutchall stated in the charging documents a traffic stop was subsequently initiated just north of Timber Ridge Road. Shaw, of 2994 Moss Road, Warfordsburg, was a front seat passenger at the time.

“I was searching the defendant

(Shaw) when I felt what I thought was a cellular telephone in her left front jean pocket. I asked the defendant if this was a cellphone and she stated, ‘It’s my heroin,’” police alleged in the document.

“The defendant advised she had packaged the heroin for personal use ... ,” police said.

Police found a metal canister containing 29 straws of suspected heroin, 1-1/2 tablets marked TEVA #832 and a rolled-up one dollar bill. The straws were sent to the state police crime lab for additional testing that confirmed the substance as heroin.

Allegations in Bedford County arose after a confidential informant allegedly spoke with Shaw and made arrangements to purchase heroin on February 23. The following day police learned that Shaw’s brother, Fischer, would be making the heroin delivery, an 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.

Fischer, 24, also of Moss Road, faces one count each of criminal conspiracy and delivery and possession of a controlled substance in the case. Meanwhile, Shaw is accused of criminal conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility.

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