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Man faces pot charge
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A Harrison Ferry Mountain resident faces drugs and weapons charges after lawmen found marijuana growing near his home.
The suspect, David Gerald Capshaw, was bound to the grand jury by General Sessions Judge Bill Locke on charges of manufacture of marijuana, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.
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 find prompted him 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 on his property. The seven weapons included shotguns, rifles and pistols – most of which were loaded.
Capshaw is not allowed to possess weapons due to his prior violent felony convictions that date back to 1987.