Murphy, NC— Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced on February 11, 2021, a search of a residence in Murphy North Carolina located a large amount of methamphetamine and U.S. currency which was seized. Additional items were seized during the search and will be submitted for analysis.
During the search of the residence 32-year-old Justin Phillips was arrested for PROBATION VIOLATION, FLEE/ELUDE ARREST WITH A MOTOR VEHICLE, RECKLESS DRIVING TO ENDANGER, DRIVE LEFT OF CENTER, and was detained at the Cherokee County Detention Center on a $20,000.00 secure bond. Phillips’ charges were unrelated to the search.
Sheriff Derrick Palmer stated, “I want to point out this was a large quantity of methamphetamine, a very dangerous drug, that was taken off the street. We continue our fight against those that are poisoning our streets. However, we are not in the fight alone and I encourage anyone that has information to make use of the tip lines. Together we can make the difference for our community and our children.”
To report suspicious activity and suspect violations of the law please call 828-837-1344 or submit a tip at [email protected]