Police log

July 30, 1997

Clear Spring man faces drug charge

CLEAR SPRING - A Clear Spring man was charged with growing marijuana in his house after an SPCA humane officer tipped authorities off, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

An officer from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was investigating an animal complaint in the area of 12772 Independence Road last Friday when he noticed marijuana, Cpl. Daryl Sanders said.

James Calvin Myers, 27, was charged on Sunday with manufacturing marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Myers allowed authorities to search his home, and when they did, they found three 3-foot marijuana plants, trace amounts of the drug and marijuana pipes, Sanders alleged.


The Washington County Narcotics Task Force assisted with the investigation.

Husband, wife face charges in fight

A husband and wife were each charged with assault following a fight early Tuesday morning, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

Jeffrey Thomas Shaffer and Tammy Lynn Shaffer, of 18531 Showalter Road, were charged with second-degree assault after the incident, which occurred just after midnight, deputies said.

Deputies said the couple gave conflicting stories about the fight, which left the home in disarray. Both said the other started it, deputies said.

Under Maryland law, both spouses are charged when no primary aggressor can be found.

Money found in store parking lot

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - If you lost some cash recently, the Pennsylvania State Police may have it.

A sum of money was found Sunday afternoon in the Super Shoes parking lot at 1525 Lincoln Way East in Greene Township, police said.

Anyone who has information may call Trooper Michael Gnatt at 717-264-5161 or stop by the barrack at 440 Walker Road in Chambersburg.

Man injured in forklift accident

An unidentified man was taken to the hospital after he was injured in a forklift accident Tuesday at Pangborn Corp. on Pangborn Blvd., rescue officials said.

The Community Rescue Service took the man to Washington County Hospital after the accident, which occurred just after 1 p.m., officials said.

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