The following press release has been issued by Town of Murphy Police Department. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
On June 1st 2017, the Murphy Police Department arrested Leon Dockery of Cherokee County, NC for Possession of Methamphetamine, Felony Maintain and Dwell, Felony Possession of Marijuana, Possession with intent to manufacture/ sell/ deliver Marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The investigation is still ongoing at this time. Officers with Probation and Parole, along with the assistance of Murphy Police Department were conducting a probation check on Leon Dockery when a substantial amount of marijuana and methamphetamine were located at the residence.
Mr. Dockery is currently being held at the Cherokee County Detention Center on a $10,000 secure bond.
"I would like to thank the Officers of Probation and Parole, as well as the Patrol Officers with the Murphy Police Department for their hard work and due diligence. We ask that if the public observes or has any information on suspicious, or criminal activity within the city limits of Murphy to please contact the Murphy Police Department at (828) 837-2214. "
Thank you, Sgt Cunningham.
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