2 arrested on drug charges after leading deputies on a chase

Crime

Two people are facing charges following a police chase that started in Etowah County, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. 

Deputies followed 31-year-old Ryan Padgett and 41-year-old Jabe Whorten from the Ball Play area into Cherokee County on County Road 24. 

Cherokee County deputies were able to take them into custody. They are now facing drug charges. 

Padgett is also charged with promoting prison contraband and intent to distribute. 

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