According to Sheriff Jeff Shaver, Cherokee County deputies arrested a Cedar Bluff man during the overnight hours on Sunday for drug trafficking. Deputy Holcomb and Deputy Smith saw a vehicle run a stop sign while they were patrolling on County Road 22 and when they activated the blue lights, the driver threw a bag out the window. The driver then came to a stop near Piney on County Road 22.

Deputy Smith was able to locate the bag containing a significant amount of methamphetamine. Jonathon Nicholson, 33, was arrested and transported to the Cherokee County Detention Center on charges of drug trafficking, tampering with evidence and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.