Salem woman arrested on drug charges

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Staff Writer Kate Wehlann

Chancla Hobson, 28, Salem, was arrested on several drug charges late Thursday evening.

Trooper Kyle Taylor pulled Hobson over for not using a turn signal as she turned onto Tucker Street from Arthur Street. Hobson said she was running late to her job at NetShape and needed to be at work at midnight. Deputies Brad Naugle and Paul Ginkins, along with K-9 Officer Leny, arrived at the scene and Leny gave a positive alert for possible narcotics inside the vehicle.

Officers found baggies with a plant-like material that field tested positive for marijuana, a bottle with 30 Xanax pills (a schedule IV controlled substance), a set of digital scales and several empty baggies.

Hobson was taken to the Washington County Jail and preliminarily charged with: dealing in marijuana hash oil, hashish or salvia, possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana hash oil, hashish or salvia, dealing in a schedule IV controlled substance and maintaining a common nuisance.
On Monday, Feb. 4, court records indicate she will only be charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

This isn’t Hobson’s only open case. In November, she was charged with criminal trespass and battery after forcing her way into an ex-boyfriend’s house with their young daughter and assaulting her ex-boyfriend’s current girlfriend.

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