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Traffic stop nets drugs and fugitive

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

Margot Lynne Etheridge

Margot Lynne Etheridge

Murphy, NC— On April 10th, 26-year-old Margot Lynne Etheridge and 44-year-old Alex Dean Crosby who both listed Murphy, NC addresses were arrested following a traffic stop by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office had prior knowledge that Etheridge had been issued a citation for operating a motor vehicle while her privilege was revoked. Etheridge was observed operating a vehicle in which she and Crosby occupied. Deputies stopped vehicle that Ether was operating.  Etheridge gave consent to a search of her vehicle which led to the discovery of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia which the deputies determined was illegally possessed by Etheridge.  A wants and warrant check on Crosby found that he was a fugitive from justice from Georgia. During the arrest of Crosby a misdemeanor amount of Scheduled IV controlled substances was found and it was determined that Crosby illegally possessed the substance.

Alex Dean Crosby

Alex Dean Crosby

Both Etheridge and Crosby were arrested and taken to the Cherokee County Detention Center where the magistrate set a $2,000 bond on Etheridge and a $10,000 bond on Crosby.

Both Etheridge and Crosby have a April 29th, 2014 District Court appearance date.

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