Seven Arrested For Synthetic Cannabis


    There is no such thing as "legal weed" or spice as the synthetic cannabis is called.  According to Sheriff Jeff Shaver, 7 persons were arrested on Thursday, October 11, by the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit for possessing the controlled substance.  Sabrina D. McFry, 36, Melody B. Williamson, 32, Kerry D. Presnell, 24, Cody S. Thompson, 18, and Dillon D. Ocain, 20, all of Centre, are being charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Thompson has an additional controlled substance charge for possession of methamphetamine.  Two juveniles were also arrested for possession of the synthetic marijuana.  Investigators determined the illegal drugs were purchased from a store in Georgia and transported into Cherokee County.  Sheriff Shaver wants to make the public aware these drugs are not legal and possession or distribution of synthetic cannabis is a felony and carries the same penalty as possession or distribution of methamphetamine, cocaine, or heroin.  This arrest was made possible by information received by concerned citizens.  Sheriff Shaver encourages anyone with information about drug activity to contact the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit at 256-927-5646 or the Sheriff's Office tip line at 256-927-9999.  Callers may remain anonymous if they wish.