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.
Cherokee County Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced the August 10th, 2015 arrest of 37-year-old Billy Dale Crisp for violations of North Carolina Controlled Substance Laws.
In a joint operation with federal agencies, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigators and officers of the Andrews Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle which Crisp was occupying. The nature of the stop was to apprehend a female who had outstanding federal charges on her and was known to be in the vehicle.
During the traffic stop, a search of the vehicle that Crisp had been occupying was conducted and a quantity of Methamphetamine was located and seized.
Crisp was taken to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office where he was charged with Felony Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The North Carolina Magistrate then set a $5,000 bond. Crisp was released after being booked. He is expected to be in Cherokee County District Court on August 19th, 2015.
Sheriff Palmer stated, “We continue to work hand in hand with local, state and federal agencies to combat drug abuse and distribution in Cherokee County. The female, whom federal authorities have custody of will have charges waiting for her upon her release.”
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