Fire Tower Trespass Turns Into Four Suspect Dope Bust

by | Jan 8, 2018 | Alabama News

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Fire Tower Trespass Turns Into Four Suspect Dope Bust

Four young people were arrested in Cherokee County this weekend.

Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver indicated his deputies responded to a 911 call Saturday afternoon.

The 911 call concerned a group of individuals climbing on a fire tower near Little River Canyon.

Dispatched to the location, deputies discovered two men and two women atop the structure.

Once deputies got the individuals on the ground, all four parties were promptly arrested:

William R. Whipkey (18) of Marietta, GA

Zach V. McBrayer (18) of Marietta, GA

Andreanna K. Phillips (20) of Rockmart, GA

Sara G. Brennan (21) of Villa Rica, GA

They are being held in the Cherokee County Detention Center.

Cherokee County Sheriff Investigators found illegal drugs at the top of the tower, including methamphetamine, marijuana and opioid pills.

The suspects are charged with

• Criminal trespassing
• Unlawful possession of marijuana,
• Unlawful possession of a controlled substance (2 counts)
• Unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia

“We take trespassing on the fire tower very seriously because it serves as a public safety communication tower,” Shaver said, “and it is very dangerous to climb because of deterioration due to its age.”

Cherokee County Detention Center

Fire Tower Trespass Turns Into Four Suspect Dope Bust

story and image by Cherokee County Sheriff

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