Published On: Fri, Aug 19th, 2016

CIPD busts three local drug dens

 

Throughout the month of August, the Cherokee Indian Police Department (CIPD) was able to serve multiple search warrants on three different residences. The search warrants were obtained after lengthy investigations into the sale, use, and distribution of illegal drugs.

CIPD served a search warrant at 91 Ike Tooni Road in Cheorkee on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Greg Allen Smith and Cheryl Lynn Sequoyah, both of Cherokee, were arrested and charged with multiple offenses:

Greg SmithGreg Allen Smith was charged with:

  • Possession of Schedule II – Methamphetamine
  • Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Schedule II – Methamphetamine
  • Trafficking in Methamphetamine
  • Importing of Controlled substances onto the EBCI
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Child Abuse 2nd Degree (three counts)

He was arrested and transported to the Anthony Edward Lossiah Justice Center where he was placed under a $100,000 cash/secured bond and bonded out on Monday, Aug. 8.

Cheryl L SequoyahCheryl Lynn Sequoyah was charged with:

  • Possession of Schedule II – Methamphetamine
  • Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Schedule II – Methamphetamine
  • Trafficking in Methamphetamine
  • Importing of Controlled substances onto the EBCI
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Child Abuse 2nd Degree (three counts)

She was arrested and transported to the Anthony Edward Lossiah Justice Center where she was placed under a $10,000 secured bond, and bonded out on Wednesday, Aug. 3.

CIPD served a search warrant at 138 Old Mormon Church Road, Cherokee, on Friday, Aug. 12. Two people were arrested at this residence including Owen Randall Pheasant and Rashonda McCoy Bradley, both of Cherokee. The search warrant was the result of an investigation into a weapons offense incident that occurred on Friday, Aug. 5.

Owen PheasantPheasant had an existing arrest warrant for:

  • Aggravated Weapons Offense
  • Reckless Endangerment
  • Criminal Conspiracy

As a result of the search warrant, he was also charged with:

  • Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Schedule II – Methamphetamine
  • Possession of Schedule II – Methamphetamine
  • Importing of Controlled substances onto the EBCI
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Violation of a Domestic Violence Protective Order

Pheasant was arrested and transported to the Anthony Edward Lossiah Justice Center where he was placed under a $10,000 cash bond.

Rashonda BradleyBradley was arrested on a Tribal Court warrant for Failure to Appear and was transported to the Anthony Edward Lossiah Justice Center where she was placed under a $10,000 secured bond.

CIPD served a search warrant at 3372 Old # 4 Road, Cherokee, on Monday, Aug. 15. The search warrant that was served at this residence was the result of a multi-agency drug investigation. This was the second search warrant served at this residence for the sale and delivery of controlled substances.

Dennis Brandon Shuler, of Cherokee, and Ryan Ward were arrested and charged with multiple offenses.

Dennis ShulerShuler was charged with:

  • Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Schedule II – Methamphetamine
  • Possession of Schedule II – Methamphetamine
  • Possession of Schedule II – Morphine ( x2 )
  • Possession of Schedule IV – Suboxone
  • Aggravated Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Schedule VI – Marijuana
  • Importing of Controlled substances onto the EBCI
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

There were aggravating factors in Shuler’s criminal charges which include:

  • Possession, Sale, Delivery of illegal drugs in the sensory perception or dwelling of a child between 13 years of age and 16 years of age
  • Possession of a firearm at the time of offense

Shuler was arrested and transported to the Anthony Edward Lossiah Justice Center where he was placed under a $20,000 cash bond, and bonded out on Wednesday, Aug. 17.

Ryan WardWard was arrested for a Felony Failure to Appear warrant from Swain County. He was transported to the Swain County Sheriff Department Detention Center and placed under a $30,000 bond.

Ward was permanently banished from EBCI property on June 21. Trespassing charges are pending.

– CIPD