The following news release has been issued by Towns County Sheriff’s Office.
All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
On Saturday, August 3, Deputies with the Towns County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by an agent with the Appalachian Drug Task Force, made two arrests after alleged illegal drugs were found in a residence on Bell Street.
An amount of marijuana was seized at the residence, and two suspects were taken into custody.
Travis Wayne Pugh, 38, of a Hayesville, NC address, and Kenneth Wade Shiver, 50, of Hiawassee, were both charged with one count each of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, and Possession of Marijuana less than an ounce. The case is still under investigation, and the two are still in custody in the Towns County Detention Center at press time.
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