The following press release has been issued by Cherokee County Sheriff's Office. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Murphy, NC— Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced the February 11th, 2016 arrest of 37-year-old Deodrick Santrez Boykin, of Murphy, North Carolina for possession of a stolen vehicle and the illegal possession of controlled substances.
On February 11th, 2016, Boykin was stopped by members of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. Boykin was arrested during the traffic stop based on warrants for possession of a stolen vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, subsequent to the arrest on the warrant, Methamphetamine and Heroin, along with items of paraphernalia were found.
Boykin was brought to the Cherokee County Detention Center where he was charged with POSSESS WITH INTENT TO MANUFACTURE/SELL/DELIVER HEROIN, POSSESS METHAMPHETAMINE, POSSESS STOLEN AUTOMOBILE, MAINTAIN PLACE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, POSSESS DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, SIMPLE POSSESSION SCHEDULE II CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE. Boykin is currently being held on a $10,000.00 secure bond awaiting a February 24th, 2016 District Court date.
Sheriff Palmer stated, “Whatever it takes and however many times we need to put people in jail so that they learn that we will not tolerate the illegal sale and distribution of drugs in Cherokee County, we will continue doing what we are doing and encourage our community to continue to partner with us. We are making a difference.”
Sheriff Palmer encourages any one that has information on this crime or any other to report it. To report crime in Cherokee County you can call the anonymous tip line at 828-837-1344 or email a tip at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 911 if you observe a crime in progress.
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