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Residents arrested on drug charges appear in court

A group of Boulder City residents arrested recently on drug-related charges made their first court appearances Tuesday at Boulder Township Justice Court.

Curtis Shafer, 34, who was arrested Feb. 28 after police served a search warrant at his 1733 Red Mountain Drive home, was scheduled to appear for an arraignment. He was charged on 14 counts, including sale of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell.

Police said Shafer sold methamphetamine to a confidential informant and, upon entering the residence, they found items believed to be stolen from an off-duty police officer.

Shafer’s attorney, Roger Harris, said Shafer reached an agreement Tuesday with the Clark County district attorney to plead guilty to misdemeanor charges of possession of stolen property and disorderly conduct in exchange for a recommendation of 25 days in jail.

Judge Victor Miller, however, said the plea deal was merely a recommendation and he could sentence Shafer for as much as a year in prison with a fine of $2,280. He also said he thought the 25-day sentence was not harsh enough. At Harris’ request, Miller pushed back Shafer’s sentencing to March 25.

No drug-related charges were filed against Shafer by the district attorney, although police said that on March 7 he was booked on 20 additional counts of giving a controlled substance to a child.

Scott Davis, 39, also arrested Feb. 28 at the Red Mountain Drive home, was arraigned in two cases. In one, he is charged with sexual assault against a minor younger than 16 and statutory sexual seduction. In the other, he is charged with possession of stolen property and possession of a dangerous weapon. A preliminary hearing will be at 1 p.m. April 8.

During the investigation, police said they gained information to arrest Paul Murray; Brooke Kalastro, 41; and Dexter Fass, 29. All appeared for arraignments Tuesday.

Kalastro is charged with one count of child abuse and 10 counts of using a controlled substance in the presence of a child, Miller said. Her preliminary hearing was set for 1 p.m. March 25.

Fass was booked on charges of sexual assault against a minor younger than 16 and giving a controlled substance to a child, according to police. However, the district attorney had not filed charges. Fass was not released from custody because of charges pending in an unrelated case and was ordered to return to Justice Court for a status check March 25.

Murray was booked on two counts of sale of a controlled substance, two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and two counts of violating the Controlled Substance Act, police said. To date, no charges have been filed and Murry was released and ordered to return to court at 1 p.m May 20.

Garry King, 62, who was arrested Feb. 26 for allegedly operating a marijuana grow house at his Saddle Lane home, was arraigned. He is charged with sale of a controlled substance and transporting a controlled substance. A preliminary hearing was set for 1 p.m. March 25.

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