The following press 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 January 21st, 2016 arrest of 19-year-old Meghan Kristina Blaylock, 46-year-old Jack Dean Crisp, 37-year-old Jamie Aaron Dockery and 51-year-old Kimberly Ivie Craig all of Murphy, North Carolina following an investigation into the illegal sale and possession of controlled substances in Cherokee County, North Carolina.
Following complaints from citizens in the Hanging Dog community of Cherokee County, investigators with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation into individuals that were illegally possessing and selling controlled substances. The investigation culminated in the arrest of the four after the January 21st, 2016 search of a residence on Tea Rose Lane, reportedly occupied by Craig and Dockery. During the search, an amount of controlled substances were seized.
Kimberly Ivie Craig was arrested for POSSESS METHAMPHETAMINE, MAINTAIN PLACE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, and POSSESS DRUG PARAPHERNALIA. Craig was placed on a $10,000.00 unsecure bond and has a January 27th, 2016 Cherokee County District Court date.
Jamie Aaron Dockery was arrested for POSSESS METHAMPHETAMINE, MAINTAIN PLACE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, and POSSESS DRUG PARAPHERNALIA. Dockery was placed on a $10,000.00 unsecure bond and has a January 27th, 2016 Cherokee County District Court date.
Blaylock was arrested for POSSESS METHAMPHETAMINE, SIMPLE POSSESS SCH VI CS and POSSESS DRUG PARAPHERNALIA. Blaylock was placed on a $5,000.00 unsecure bond and has a January 27th, 2016 court date.
Crisp was arrested for ASSAULT ON A FEMALE and UNAUTHORIZED USE OF A MOTOR PROPELLED CONVEYANCE. Crisp was placed on a $2,500.00 unsecure bond and has a January 27th, 2016 court date.
Sheriff Palmer stated, “A good example of the teamwork we are employing fighting the drug problems in Cherokee County. I continue to encourage the citizens of Cherokee County to keep calling with information. Together we are making a difference."
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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