Murphy, NC men charged with dealing heroin, fentanyl and meth

MURPHY, NC (WDEF) – Cherokee County investigators charge two men suspected of selling heroin and fentanyl in the Murphy area.

The Sheriff says his office were investigating the case for about a week.

Then on Tuesday, they pulled over 42 year old Barron Jermel Sudderth and 49 year old Tommy Vaughn Dockery Jr.

Investigators say they found suspected heroin, fentanyl, and meth in trafficking amounts.

They also seized a handgun and ammunition.

A search of Sudderth’s home turned up more weapons and ammo.

Both men have previous convictions so they were prohibited from possessing firearms.

Chief Deputy Joe Wood stated “This operation located at least a mid-level amount of Heroin
and Fentanyl and firearms in a public housing area in the residence of one of the charged individuals.”

“This definitely was a recipe for disaster had a child discovered even a small amount of these deadly
drugs or had gotten possession of a loaded firearm. We are not resting on this one and will continue
to go up the food chain to work to stem the flow of illegal drugs in Cherokee County. As always we
continue to appreciate the public’s assistance in this and all of our cases.”

Barron Jermel Sudderth

Barron Jermel Sudderth

Tommy Vaughn Dockery

Tommy Vaughn Dockery

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