Welch arrested on drug, firearms charges

by Nov 23, 2021NEWS ka-no-he-da0 comments


On Monday, Nov. 22, officers from the Cherokee Indian Police Department served a search warrant at 71 Flora Mae Smith Lane in Cherokee. During the execution of the search warrant, Anthony Dirk Welch, a 51-year-old male of Cherokee, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Possession of a controlled substance (Schedule I-V)
  • Receiving or possessing stolen property
  • Possession of firearms, etc. by felon prohibited

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

  • CIPD release