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 August 17th , 2016 arrest of 42-year-old Natalie Lynn Scogin, of Marietta, Georgia for controlled substance violations.
During the afternoon hours of August 17th, 2016 a report was received by the Cherokee County Communications Center of an individual driving in a reckless manner from a residence on Tea Rose Lane in Cherokee County. Shortly after information identifying the alleged vehicle was broadcast, Cherokee County Sheriff Derrick Palmer observed the vehicle and stopped it. While investigating the allegations of reckless driving, the driver, Scogin, consented to a search of her vehicle. During the consent search, a sizeable amount of suspected Methamphetamine was seized.
Scogin was arrested and brought to the Cherokee County Detention Center and charged with POSS W/I MANUF/SELL/DEL SCHEDULE II CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE MAINTAIN PLACE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.
Scogin is currently being held on a $5,000.00 secure bond awaiting a September 13th, 2016 Cherokee County District Court date.
Sheriff Palmer stated, “We are appreciative of our public’s support and assistance. The extra eyes and ears are of tremendous benefit and together we can continue to make a difference in our fight against controlled substance violations.”
Sheriff Palmer encourages anyone 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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