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August 2, 2011

Crack down in Cherokee Shores

Athens — Henderson County Sheriff’s Dep. Kenny Collard made two traffic stops Sunday night in Payne Springs, and therein netted two important arrests.

The first stop entailed Collard making contact with what he believed to be a suspicious vehicle parked in a ditch on Redwater Street in the Cherokee Shores subdivision. 

Three male subjects were found in the vehicle, and all were checked for outstanding warrants.

According to the HCSO report, during further inquiry, one of the subjects, Michael Shane Allgood, 20, of Payne Springs, was found to be in possession of a quantity of less than one  gram of a substance suspected to be methamphetamine. 

Collard immediately arrested Allgood, whereupon the subject was transported, and booked into the Henderson County Jail.  None of the other subjects were detained or arrested as a result of this stop.

A short time later, Collard conducted a traffic stop, this time on Whiteface Street, in the Cherokee Shores subdivision.  The driver of the vehicle was identified as Jeremy Lee Nelson, 20, of Mabank. 

During a search of Nelson’s vehicle, Collard discovered a glass pipe containing what was believed to be less than one gram of methamphetamine. 

Also discovered in the vehicle were a number of personal identification items belonging to individuals not present with Nelson.

Collard immediately arrested Nelson, who was transported and booked into the Henderson County Jail.

Both Allgood and Nelson were arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, less than one gram, which is a State Jail Felony, and carries punishment of 180 days to two years in State Jail, in addition to a fine of up to $10,000. 

Additionally, further investigation is being conducted into the personal identification items found in Nelson’s possession, and more criminal charges could follow.

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