Carl Welchel (left), Tyler Morris
Photo: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

Suspects charged after deputies find more than 2 pounds of meth in minivan 

Two Canton men face drug trafficking charges after deputies discovered more than two pounds of methamphetamine inside their minivan, authorities said.

The suspects were pulled over Thursday afternoon when a deputy noticed the Dodge Caravan fail to maintain its lane on Hickory Flat Highway, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Jay Baker said.

A K-9 unit detected drugs in the vehicle, prompting a search of the Dodge, authorities said. Deputies discovered 2.2 pounds of meth in what appeared to be a lunchbox located in the back of the van. A small amount of heroin was also found in the driver’s pocket, Baker said.

Two Canton men face drug trafficking charges after deputies discovered meth inside their vehicle and heroin in the driver’s pocket, authorities said.
Photo: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

The men, 48-year-old Carl Welchel and 28-year-old Tyler Morris, were arrested at the scene. Both are charged with trafficking methamphetamine and Welchel faces an additional count of heroin possession, records show. 

They remain held without bond at the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center. 

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