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Capshaw to serve 160 days
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Drugs and guns will cost a Harrison Ferry man 160 days behind bars.
The defendant, David G. Capshaw, entered guilty pleas before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to charges of manufacture of marijuana and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon. He was ordered to serve 160 days of a two-year sentence for the two offenses and pay a $2,000 drug fine. He will also be required to forfeit his weapons.
Capshaw was charged when sheriff’s investigators arrived at his home to take an incident report. While looking around, investigator Travis Thaxton said he found nine marijuana plants in a wooded area about 30 feet behind an outbuilding. The discovery prompted Thaxton to get a search warrant for the rest of Capshaw’s property on Wash Roberts Road.
“Marijuana was found in the residence and about an ounce was found in a bucket in the outbuilding along with scales, baggies, grow lights, liquid fertilizer, black grow pots, shovels, post-hole diggers, and sheets of plastic,” Thaxton swore in his warrant against Capshaw.
Lawmen also discovered a cache of weapons. The seven weapons included shotguns, rifles and pistols – most of which were loaded.
Capshaw is not allowed to possess weapons due to prior violent felony convictions that date back to 1987.