Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver stated over the past several months his office has been investigating illegal activities culminating in the execution of a search warrant on Friday, June 17, 2016, on County Road 14 in the Ellisville area.  They were assisted by deputies of the U.S. Marshal’s Service and agents from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF).  Investigators recovered over a quarter-pound of methamphetamine, in addition to cocaine, marijuana, and illegal firearms.  Five people were arrested and transported to the Cherokee County Detention Center.

Clifford A. Wright, 33, was charged with trafficking methamphetamine, three counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and five counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance.

Gerrick L. Glass, 30, was charged with distribution of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, second degree unlawful possession of marijuana, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Hurley A. Henderson, 40, Tommie M. Wright, 53, and Antonio V. Wright, 34, were all charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, second degree unlawful possession of marijuana, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Sheriff Shaver stated this very successful investigation is the result of diligent efforts by Sheriff’s Office investigators and cooperation with the ATF.

The case remains under investigation by Sheriff’s Office investigators and federal authorities.