Former Jail Employee Arrested on Drug Charges

Friday, March 17, 2017

A former Cherokee County Detention Center employee is in custody in connection with drugs. Sheriff’s Office investigators executed a search warrant at a home on County Road 14. Shawn Daniels and Paige Jelks were arrested. Jelks worked at the Cherokee County Detention Center since 2013. Sheriff Jeff Shaver says public employees are held to a higher standard and that it is disappointing when employees fail to meet that standard. Daniels is charged with unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Jelks is charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

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