Two Arrested On Drug Charges After Traffic Stop


John Bullock  Virginia Masters 

According to information released by Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, two people have been arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop on Saturday night.  Deputy Michael Green and Reserve Deputy Jamie Chapman stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on County Road 29 at the intersection of County Road 159.  During the course of the traffic stop, a passenger in the vehicle, later identified as John Wayne Bullock, Jr., 33, of Piedmont, fled on foot and was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit.  Bullock was found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine.  The driver of the vehicle was identified as Virginia Nicole Masters, 27,  of a Piedmont.  Masters was detained following an investigation into the incident.  Officers believe that Bullock and Masters were enroute to deliver the quantity of methamphetamine to someone else.  Bullock and Masters were charged with conspiracy to commit distribution of methamphetamine.  Bullock was additionally charged with fleeing and attempting to elude law enforcement, resisting arrest, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Deputy Green and Chapman received medical treatment due to minor injuries sustained during the foot pursuit.  A $14,000 bond has been set for Bullock and a $5,000 bond has been set for Masters.  Both are currently being held in the Cherokee County Detention Center.