Murphy man arrested for trafficking meth

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Murphy, NC— Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced the July 10, 2021 arrest of 44-year-old Adrian Nicklas Ball for charges stemming for violations of the North Carolina Controlled Substances statutes.

In February 2021, Investigators of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office received information that Ball was involved in the illegal distribution of drugs in Cherokee County. Pursuant to that information, an investigation was conducted and a search warrant was executed at the Hedden Road, Murphy North Carolina address of Ball.
During the search several items including a trafficking amount of methamphetamine, U.S. currency, illegal items to ingest controlled substances.

Ball was arrested at his Hedden Road residence and taken to the Cherokee County Detention Center where he was served with warrants for TRAFFICKING IN METHAMPHETAMINE, POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE, and MAINTAINING A DWELLING.

Ball was given a $100,000.00 secure bond which he made the next day. Ball has a July 15, 2021, Cherokee County District Court date.

Sheriff Derrick Palmer stated “We appreciate the public’s assistance in providing information to make this search, seizure, and arrest. Again teamwork helps in our battle with drugs in Cherokee County North Carolina.”

To report suspicious activity and suspect violations of the law please call 828-837-1344 or submit a tip at [email protected]

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