Combined law enforcement efforts result in three drug-related arrests

by Sep 28, 2021NEWS ka-no-he-da0 comments


The combined efforts of the CIPD (Cherokee Indian Police Dept.) Criminal Interdiction Team, the Cherokee Marshal and Community Supervision Service, Tribal ALE, and the CIPD Narcotics Division – with support from the DEA Task Force and the Office of the Tribal Prosecutor – resulted in the drug-related arrests of three individuals in the Settacoo Cove Road Area on Tuesday, Sept. 21.

Justin Michael Arch

​Justin Michael Arch, a 39-year-old male of Cherokee, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Hannah Calhoun

​Hannah Faye Calhoun, a 36-year-old female of Cherokee, and John Wesley Raby (photo unavailable), a 35-year-old male of Cherokee, were both charged with Drug Trafficking.

​At this time, the above defendants have only been charged with these crimes and should be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

​“The work surrounding these arrests is truly ‘One Team—One Fight’ in action. Our collective efforts make for a stronger presence and a safer community here in Cherokee,” stated Cherokee Chief of Police Josh Taylor.

– Cherokee Indian Police Dept. release