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 May 5th, 2017 arrest 33-year-old James Adam Mills, who listed an Ellijay, Georgia address, 25-year-old Sabrina LeeAnn Adams who gave a Murphy, North Carolina address, and 29-year-old Justin Lee Phillips also of Murphy, North Carolina for charges stemming from a traffic stop.
During the late afternoon hours of May 5th, 2017, acting on information, a Patrol Deputy and Investigators with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle believed to be occupied by Mills. During the traffic stop, a quantity of methamphetamine and paraphernalia were found in the vehicle occupied by Mills, Phillips and Adams. The illegal substances were seized. Upon confirming the warrants for Mills, he, Phillips and Adams were arrested and brought to the Cherokee County Detention Center.
James Adam Mills was arrested for LARCENY OF MOTOR VEHICLE, EXTRADITION/FUGITIVE OTHER STATE, POSSESS DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, POSSESS SCHEDULE II CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE. Mills was placed on a $20,000 secure bond and is currently incarcerated in the Cherokee County Detention Center awaiting a May 23rd, 2017 District Court.
Justin Lee Phillips was arrested for POSSESS DRUG PARAPHERNALIA. Phillips is free on a $2,000 unsecure bond and is expected to be Cherokee County District Court on May 23rd, 2017.
Sabrina LeeAnn Adams was arrested for POSSESS DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, POSSESS SCHEDULE II CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE and was released on a $2,000 unsecure bond and is expected to be in Cherokee County District Court on May 23rd, 2017.
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