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More Drug Arrests in Clay County

On 07/31/23 at 7:30 PM Clay County Sheriff’s Office Lt Joe Wood, Investigator Nick Queen, Sgt Tyler Faggard (DEA FTO), Sgt Steven Smith, Officer Ethan Henderson, Officer Dillon Nelson, Special Projects Inv. Ed Figueroa, and SBI Agent Kailah Kearney executed a search warrant at the residence located at 629 Cherry Rd in Hayesville, NC.

This was the residence of Richard Glenn Scroggs and his mother Patricia Blankenship Stamey. During the search of this residence a large bulk amount, 111.35 grams, of methamphetamine, firearms, drug paraphernalia, and prepackaged methamphetamine were found and


Ricky Eugene Walker, 50 years of age from Brasstown and Michael Dewayne Young, 34 years of age of Marble were found inside of the residence, arrested, and charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine and Felony Maintaining a Dwelling for Drugs. Both men were placed under a $200,000 secured bond.

Corey Blake Hermann, 24 years of age of Talking Rock, GA and Amanda Renee Locklear, 29 years of age from Hiawassee were both charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and released after receiving a Criminal Summons.

Travis Franklin Thurmond, 52 years of age from Hayesville was found in possession

of an amount of methamphetamine and charged with Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver

Methamphetamine, Felony Maintaining a Dwelling for Drugs, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Thurmond was placed under a $25,000 secured bond.

*All individuals are innocent into proven guilty in the court of law.*

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