Those arrested include:
Mitchell Leon Hughes, 36 of Farner, Tenn. for possession and manufacture of methamphetamine.
Kristain Taylor Watson, 18 of Murphy was arrested for possession of methamphetamine.
Dustin Alan Whitener, 24 of Murphy, was arrested for exceeding the pseudoephedrine purchase limits,
Susan McAfee Russell, 49 of Murphy, was arrested for possession of a precursor chemical with intent to manufacture methamphetamine.
Hughes was confined in the Cherokee County Detention Center on a $70,000.00 secure bond. Whitener is currently being held on a $15000.00 secure bond in the Cherokee County Detention Center. Russell is currently being held at the Cherokee County Detention Center on a $15,000.00 secure bond. Watson was set a bond of $3000 secured and was released on Friday March 18, 2011.
The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation Special Response Team. Hazardous Materials Cleanup response services were provided by Advanced Environmental Options of Greenville, South Carolina.