Couple arrested for drug charges
Detectives with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office have charged a Cherokee
County couple with several drug charges and seized property and cash.
Metro Captain David Oglesby has charged Norma Riddle Welch, age 53, of 296
Burnt Mill Road, Blacksburg with Trafficking Marijuana More Than 10 Pounds
and Manufacturing Marijuana.
Her husband Dennis Eugene Welch, age 52 of the same address has also been
charged with Trafficking Marijuana More Than 10 Pounds, Manufacturing
Marijuana, and Possession of Diazepam.
The arrests came following a late night search of the Welch’s home. Agents
also seized four vehicles, an ATV, and 24,000.00 in cash. Bond for Norma
Welch was set at $30,000.00 and for Dennis Welch, at $50,000.00.