An investigation conducted by the Cherokee County Narcotics Unit, resulted in the arrest of a Centre man on drug charges. The investigation was initiated after the Sheriff’s Office received several calls, regarding illegal drug activity.

The Narcotics Unit, along with Sheriff’s Office Investigators and Deputies, soon obtained enough information to arrest the suspect – and to conduct a search of both his vehicle and residence at 300 County Road 494 in Centre.

The individual was found to have in his possession a large quantity of narcotics, and also a large sum of cash.

31 year old James Michael Latty was placed under arrest just after 9:00pm on Wednesday and then transported to the Cherokee County Detention Center charged with the Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth).

He currently remains lodged in the Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.

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