Enquirer Herald

News in Brief - March 27, 2008

CHS student faces pot charges

CLOVER -- A 17-year-old student faces drug-related charges after officials say they discovered marijuana in his vehicle during a random drug and weapon search at Clover High School.

Authorities charged Marquay Quamine Sheppard of 113 Pickney St. in Clover with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana within proximity of a school, according to a York County Sheriff's Office report.

Sheppard is a junior at Clover High, said Principal Ron Wright. District policy mandates that a student charged with distribution of drugs be suspended pending a hearing for expulsion, Wright said.

Some marijuana also was found in the vehicles of two female students, Wright said.

Sheppard's charges stem from an incident March 18 at Clover High. When officials checked his vehicle, they found in the glove compartment a large baggie of suspected marijuana which contained three smaller bags packaged for sale, the report states.

Sheppard told authorities he had just purchased the bag on Monday and "had it to sell," according to the report.

Sheppard's bond was set at $12,000. He was released on bond Wednesday.

-- The Herald

Horse show set

YORK -- The Fuzzy Fund Horse Show will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mitten Tree Knoll Horse Center, 6995 Campbell Road, York. Proceeds benefit Restoration Ranch ladies recovery home. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Thirty-five events will take place, including a ribbon and points event. Cost is $3 for gate entry and $5 per class event to participate. In the event of rain, the show will be at 10 a.m. April 5. For details, call the ranch at 324-3719 or 684-2961.

Benefit ride

The Honor Guard Motorcycle Ministry is sponsoring the second annual benefit motorcycle ride for the Children's Attention Home on April 19 in conjunction with the National Child Abuse Awareness Month campaign. The ride will begin and end at Lake Wylie Christian Assembly, 5766 Charlotte Highway, Lake Wylie. Preregistration is $20 for single riders and $35 for double. Ride-day registration is $25 for single riders and $45 for double. For each paying rider and passenger, lunch will be provided and there will be T-shirts and door prizes. The motocycle ministry is seeking volunteers and donations, such as lunch items, door prizes and monetary contributions. To register or volunteer, visit www.HONORGUARDMM.org or e-mail Allan Melton, camelton@comporium.net or Janet Knight, jknight@attentionhome.org, or call 328-8871.