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August 19, 2019

Meth and Cash Seized During Traffic Stop

A Tennessee man was arrested with 12 pounds of methamphetamine and more than $11,000 cash after a traffic stop and chase along US-74 Wednesday morning.

A Deputies got into a chase with Bell after he pulled away from the traffic stop and then ran into a wooded area where he was arrested.

Bell was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling place for controlled substances, flee to elude arrest, reckless driving to endanger, resisting a public officer, possessing drug paraphernalia, and identity theft.

The sheriff’s office says Bell remains in the Jackson County Detention Center under a $300,000 bond.

About The Author

Andy has worked in broadcasting around Western North Carolina over the last 17 years. He serves as the Operations Manager and Program Director for WRGC and WBHN. “I’ve been with the crew here at Five Forty Broadcasting since the idea of bringing the station back to Jackson County at 540-AM. I feel a personal connection with community radio and the area”. In the past, Andy has worked with iHeart Media and Sky Country Broadcasting. He resides in Haywood County.

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