Tip leads to Heroin arrest near Murphy, North Carolina

MURPHY, North Carolina (WDEF) – Over the weekend, Cherokee County deputies got a call about a man unconscious in his vehicle.

They found 37 year old richard Glenn Scroggs in the Upper Peachtree area on Saturday.

The Sheriff says they also dound drug paraphrenelia on the seat beside him.

After rousing him, and offering him medical attention (refused), they searched the vehicle.

Officers say they found suspected heroin alonf with items generally used to sell it.

Scroggs faces a variety of trafficking and possession charges.

Sheriff Derrick Palmer stated “Good work by our Uniformed Deputies not only in preventing
the illegal distribution of these deadly drugs but summoning medical assistance to ensure the safety
and welfare of suspect. We thank our concerned citizens for their support and encourage continued
reporting of this and all crimes.”

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