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Claysburg man held on drug charges

Long allegedly fled during April incident, apprehended May 16

CLEARFIELD — A Claysburg man on the run from authorities is now in custody on felony drug charges.

Jacob Anthony Long, 39, and Alexa Jean Shawver, 23, of Houtzdale, were spotted by police trespassing in Bigler Township, Clearfield County in April.

After Long fled, a search by police reportedly uncovered items used to make methamphetamine and 13 grams of the drug in a camper in which the two were living.

Long was not apprehended until May 16, according to online court documents.

During centralized court on Wednesday, Long waived his felony charges of manufacture/delivery/possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and flight to avoid apprehension, as well as a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia and summary defiant trespass on to the court of common pleas.

He remains in the county jail in lieu of $1,000 bail.

Earlier this month, Shawver also waived her right to a preliminary hearing on charges of felony manufacture/delivery/possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, felony intentional possession of a controlled substance and summary defiant trespass.

According to the affidavit, two individuals were seen by an officer behind a locked gate on Vulcan Road in an area posted with “no trespassing” signs.

When asked what they were doing, they said “nothing” and explained they lived in a camper on a property near the area.

The male acted suspicious, was unable to provide identification and when the officer tried to pat him down, he ran away. The woman, Shawver, was detained and handcuffed.

She was found to be carrying a loaded firearm. She also had a plastic bag of methamphetamine and a Suboxone tablet in her purse.

She stated that the man was Jake Long, who police discovered had several warrants for his arrest. Other officers arrived on the scene to search the area for him.

During this time, they reportedly found many decongestant packages, along with glassware, burnt items and empty containers of lighter fluid indicating the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Inside the camper, they found 13 grams of suspected methamphetamine and drug packaging materials, according to the criminal complaint.

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