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 27th, 2019 arrest of 46-year-old Derrick William Wilson of Marble, North Carolina in connection with trafficking in methamphetamine in Cherokee County North Carolina.
On February 27th, 2019 the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office assisted by Cherokee Indian Police Department conducted a search of the Minor Road Marble, North Carolina residence of Derrick William Wilson. Wilson has been a subject of an investigation into individuals that are trafficking controlled substances into Cherokee County. Earlier in the week Wilson had been arrested for possession of an amount of methamphetamine and was out on bond awaiting a Cherokee County District Court date. During the search of the residence a substantial quantity of suspected methamphetamine was located and seized.
Derrick William Wilson was arrested and taken to the Cherokee County Detention Center where he was charged with TRAFFICKING IN METHAMPHETAMINE, POSS W/I MANUF/SELL/DEL SCHEDULE II CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE MAINTAIN PLACE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, POSSESS MARIJUANA UP TO 1/2 OZ, POSSESS DRUG PARAPHERNALIA. Wilson is currently incarcerated on a $200,000.00 secure bond and has a March 07th, 2019 Cherokee County District Court date.
Sheriff Derrick Palmer stated, “Great job working with the Cherokee Indian Police Department and all the assistance they provided in this investigation. We continue to work at getting those off the street who are dealing drugs in our community.”
To report suspicious activity and suspect violations of the law please call 828-837-1344 or submit a tip at firstname.lastname@example.org.
U.S. Air Force Airman Christina C. Crawford graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Crawford is the daughter of Lisa A. Foxworth of Columbus, Ga., and David A. Crawford of Murphy, N.C.
She is a 2018 graduate of Hardaway High School, Columbus, Ga.
Water consumers of the Town of Murphy in Cherokee County are experiencing periods of low pressure and outages in the distribution system due to a main break. Periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increases the potential for back siphonage and introduction of bacteria into the water system.
Therefore, when water service is restored consumers are advised to boil all water used for human consumption (including drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation) or use bottled water.
Vigorous boiling for one (1) minute should kill any disease-causing organisms that may be present in the water.
Water customers are strongly urged to conserve water whenever possible. This advisory remains in effect until further written notification is issued.
This advisory issued on 03/04/19 by:
Chad Simons, Town Manager
Town of Murphy
The Town of Murphy is declaring a phase 3 Water Shortage Emergency for Downtown and East Murphy, due to a severe water main break. Town crews are working tirelessly to fix the problem.
All homes and businesses west of McDonald's, and the Peachtree Community (including the Cherokee Hills Golf Course) should have adequate water, volume and pressure and should not be effected.
If you run out of water, call the Town of Murphy Water Plant at 828-837-2913. Please leave a message so staff can document outages.
MANDATORY CONSERVATION OF WATER
No person, firm or corporation shall use or permit the use of water from the Water System for any of the following purposes:
• To water lawns, grass, shrubbery, trees, flowers and vegetable gardens.
• To fill newly constructed swimming and/or wading pools or refill swimming and/or wading pools which have been drained.
• To wash automobile, trucks, trailers, boats, airplanes, or any other type of mobile equipment, including commercial washing.
• To wash down outside areas such as streets, driveways, service station aprons, parking lots, office buildings, exteriors of existing or newly constructed homes or apartments' sidewalks, or patios, or to use for other similar purposes.
• To use water from public or private fire hydrants for any purpose other than fire suppression or other public safety emergency.
• To operate or induce water into any ornamental fountain, pool or pond or other structure making similar use of water.
• To operate water-cooled air conditioners or other equipment that does not recycle cooling water, except when health and safety are adversely affected,
• To use water for any unnecessary purpose or to intentionally waste water.
• To reduce or eliminate dust or other airborne particles.
• To water or sprinkle any golf courses, to flush streets or sidewalks, or, to use water for any similar purposes.
• To add water into any swimming pool and/or wading pool.
• To use water outside a structure for any use other than an emergency involving a fire.
• To serve drinking water in restaurants, cafeterias, or other food establishments, except upon request.
• To operate water-cooled air conditioners or other equipment that does not recycle cooling water, except when health and safety are adversely affected.
• To engage in any service involving any water usage when the service provided can be obtained elsewhere, thereby avoid such water usage.
• Hotels and motels shall provide notices for all guests of water restrictions and provide tips and request water conservation measures.
• All customers of the Town's water system shall be subject to being billed an additional surcharge of 50% of the prevailing water rate for all consumption during a billing cycle which exceeds the following quantities:
• A single-family residence using in excess of 5,000 gallons within a one month billing, cycle.
• A customer other than a single-family residence using in excess of 80% of the average daily consumption within the preceding 12 months within a one-month billing cycle.
• Surcharges may be exempted for consumption resulting from an underground or hidden leak provided the leak is repaired within 5 calendar days after the leak was discovered.
• A commercial or industrial customer may obtain an exemption from the Town from surcharges if the business has had a comprehensive water efficiency audit performed by a qualified firm within the past five years and the customer certifies in writing that all water efficiency recommendations and practices are currently in place and being strictly adhered to.
Lifting of Restrictions Imposed During a Water Shortage
• Water shortage Conditions will expire when the governing board acknowledges, by resolution, that the condition which caused alert has abated.
The expiration or cancellation of a water shortage declaration shall be promptly and extensively publicized by the Town of Murphy.
Any violation of the Town's emergency water use restriction policy may result in the termination of service, as well as all other penalties, civil or criminal, provided by law.
In such instances where water service has been discontinued as penalty for willful disregard of the water conservation provisions set forth herein, a ONE-HUNDRED ($100.00) DOLLAR reconnect fee may be imposed before restoration of service. In the event of continued gross non-compliance of this ordinance, the removal of meter will be deemed proper and service will be discontinued and all fees and deposit forfeited. Reconnection will only be made by payment of current due amounts and new tap fees and deposits shall be paid.
March 3, 2019