Swain County deputies, along with Cherokee Indian Police officers who are members of the Drug Enforcement Unit, arrested Rona Burrell Stone, of Franklin, on Friday, Aug. 26 on three counts of Trafficking in methamphetamine, one count of resisting public officer, and one count of drug paraphernalia. She was also served with a fugitive warrant from Georgia.
Stone was in possession of approximately 96 grams of meth at the time of her arrest. Scales, baggies and other assorted drug paraphenalia items were in her possession. After a traffic stop, Stone provided a false name and tried to hide the fact that she was also wanted in Georgia for drug trafficking charges. She was being held in the Swain County Detention Center on a $750,000 secured bond as of Wednesday, Aug. 31.
Swain County Sheriff Curtis Cochran said, “This is an example of the hard work and dedication of the officers in this Office, and the working relationship we have with our neighboring agencies, that make all the hard work involved in a case like this to come to a successful end.”
– Swain County Sheriff’s Office