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Murphy couple arrested for growing pot

The following news release has been issued by Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.  All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Chester Bryan Mann

Chester Bryan Mann

Murphy, NC— Cherokee County Sheriff Keith Lovin announced that 39 year old Chester Bryan Mann, and 50 year old Collette Marie Mann, who gave a Tabby Lane, Murphy, NC address was arrested for charges involving the growing of marijuana.

On July 17, 2014, a Uniformed Services Deputy was attempting to serve civil process at a residence occupied by Chester and Collette Mann on Tabby Lane in Murphy when he observed marijuana plants being grown at the residence. An investigator with the Criminal Investigative Division was called to the residence who collected the marijuana plants as well as items used to grown and ingest marijuana.

Collette Marie Mann

Collette Marie Mann

Both Chester and Collette Mann were arrested for Manufacture of Schedule VI controlled substance, Maintaining a Dwelling House, Felony Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia. Both were taken before the Cherokee County Magistrate who set a $5,000.00 Unsecure bond and set a August 05th, 2014 Cherokee County District Court date.

To report crime in Cherokee County you can call the anonymous tip line at 828-837-1344 or email a tip at crime.tips@cherokeecounty-nc.gov or call 911 if you observe a crime in progress.

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