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May 21, 2018

Drug Bust in Cullowhee Nets 9 Arrests

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Western Carolina University Police and the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) entered into a joint investigation surrounding the sale and distribution of illegal controlled substances on and around the campus of Western Carolina University in the winter of 2017.  This investigation was begun as a result of recent violent incidents in the Cullowhee area resulting in one homicide and several home invasion style robberies in which firearms were used.  Arrests from this investigation began on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.  The United States Drug Enforcement Administration, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, the United States Attorney’s Office Western District of North Carolina and the District Attorney’s Office 30th Judicial District all assisted during the course of this investigation.  The Haywood County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina Highway Patrol and the Swain County Sheriff’s Office also provided valued assistance.  This operation resulted in several arrests, drug seizures, and cash seizures, along with real and personal property seizures.  Arrested and charged currently during this operation are:

 

Mark Loren Miller, DOB 04/15/1988– 5 Counts of Sell/Deliver Schedule VI Controlled Substances; 5 Counts of Maintaining Vehicle/Dwelling/Place to Keep/Sell Controlled Substances; 5 Counts Sell Controlled Substances within 1000 feet of a School; Trafficking in LSD; Conspire to Sell Schedule VI Controlled Substances

 

Brooklyn Mercedes McCoy, DOB 08/18/1992– Sell/Deliver Schedule VI Controlled Substances; Maintaining Vehicle/Dwelling/Place to Keep/Sell Controlled Substances; Sell Controlled Substances within 1000 feet of a School

 

Danielle Renee Green, DOB 08/31/1994–  Conspire to Sell Schedule VI Controlled Substances

 

Madison Lee Wilcox, DOB 01/27/1997- Conspire to Sell Schedule VI Controlled Substances

 

Eric James Hothersall, DOB 08/05/1997– Felony Possession of Marijuana; Possess Drug Paraphernalia; Maintain Vehicle/Dwelling/Place to Keep/Sell Controlled Substances

 

Kenya Joe Ingram, DOB 01/02/1997- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Maintain Place to Keep Controlled Substances; Simple Possession of Schedule VI Controlled Substance

 

Christopher JD McCurry, DOB 11/24/1995– Sell and Deliver Marijuana

 

Keith Alan Ingraham, DOB 03/24/1954– Trafficking in Opium/Heroin; Sell and Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance; Conspire to Traffic Opium/Heroin; Maintain Vehicle/Dwelling/Place to Keep/Sell Controlled Substances

 

Rachael Rollins Ingraham, DOB 04/04/1972- Conspire to Traffic Opium/Heroin

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