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High Speed Chase, Driver Arrested for Drugs

Taniesa L. Sullivan | The Weekly Ledger News

CHEROKEE COUNTY - A Cherokee County Sheriff's Deputy attempted a routine traffic stop on Sunday evening with a driver on a motorcycle along US Highway 278, however, the driver of the motorcycle fled away turning onto County Road 607 and then onto Philadelphia Road where he finally came to a stop at the Philadelphia Baptist Church.

The driver was listed as Tracy Smith, 50, of Piedmont. Smith was taken into custody and was transported to Cherokee County Detention Center where he was booked in at 8:31 pm and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana 2nd degree, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and attempting to elude.

According to jail records, Smith was released at 9:24 pm.

WEIS/Cherokee County Sheriff Department

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