Other (indicate in message) Submitted: August 8, 2019 | Updated: October 18, 2019

(August 2019) Public records request for Jackson County, NC Sheriff Dept. drug arrests

Hello Jackson County, NC Sheriff’s Office,

I’d like to make a request to obtain information related to illicit drug use in Jackson County, NC. Specifically, I’d like to know all arrests related to illegal drug possession, distribution, paraphernalia etc.

1. I would like to request a list of all drug related arrests in Jackson County, NC for the calendar years 2014 through (and including) 2018. Please include the arrest dates in the data.

2. Additionally, I’d like to request the same data for the first 6 months of 2019.

Thank you for your assistance with the request!

Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

Status: Government Processing Request

Activity:

  • October 18, 2019 12:48 pm

    3 days ago

    **Editor’s Note 10/18/19: We are actively working with Jackson County Sheriff’s Department to figure out how the files are going to be received, and will follow up again next week. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • October 11, 2019 12:44 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Shannon Queen <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 11, 2019, 12:44 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request

     

    Good afternoon Shannon,

     

    Thank you for getting back to us! For larger files like what you’re describing, we recommend uploading to a public Google Drive folder or Dropbox and then sending us a link. You could also try compressing the files and zipping them to reduce the size! If all else fails, you could mail us a jump drive that has the requested information, however the options I have listed out previously should do the trick.

     

    Let us know if you have any questions.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • October 11, 2019 10:47 am

    1 week ago

    from: Shannon Queen <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Oct 11, 2019, 10:47 AM
    subject: Records Request

     

    I have the requested information however the digital file is too large to email due to the number of pages which is over 160. Do you have another method of getting the requested information to you?


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • October 10, 2019 1:30 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Chip Hall <[email protected]>,
    [email protected],
    [email protected],
    [email protected],
    [email protected],
    [email protected],
    [email protected]
    date: Oct 10, 2019, 1:30 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2019) Public records request for Jackson County, NC Sheriff Dept. drug arrests

     

    Good afternoon Jackson County Sheriff’s Office,

     

    Following up again on this public records request that was sent in over 3 weeks ago. Can you please confirm that it has been received and has begun processing?

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • October 1, 2019 4:18 pm

    2 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Chip Hall <[email protected]>,
    [email protected],
    [email protected],
    [email protected],
    [email protected],
    [email protected],
    [email protected]
    date: Oct 1, 2019, 4:18 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2019) Public records request for Jackson County, NC Sheriff Dept. drug arrests

     

    Good afternoon Jackson County Sheriff’s Office,

     

    We wanted to follow up on our public records request that we sent in 8 days ago to confirm that it had been received and was being processed.

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • September 23, 2019 4:17 pm

    4 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Chip Hall <[email protected]>,
    [email protected],
    [email protected],
    [email protected],
    [email protected],
    [email protected],
    [email protected]
    date: Sep 23, 2019, 4:17 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2019) Public records request for Jackson County, NC Sheriff Dept. drug arrests

     

    Good afternoon Jackson County Sheriff’s Office,

     

    The sender of this request has asked up to reopen the original request: https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/august-2019-public-records-request-for-jackson-county-nc-sheriff-dept-drug-arrests/

     

    Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

     

    Here are the details they sent in:

     

    Subject: (September 2019) Please reopen request for Jackson County, NC Sheriff Dept. drug arrests

     

    Message: “Hello Jackson County, NC Sheriff’s Dept.

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for arrest records for all illicit drug activity, January01, 2014 to present (when this query is performed).

     

    This request was previously made anonymously via www.sunshinerequest.com, and the result indicated that a subpoena would be necessary.

     

    However, some NC counties have similar information available and searchable (i.e. Henderson County). Also, this information is published in local papers on a weekly basis. It would seem logical the JC Sheriff’s Department would also have these records.

     

    Based on what other jurisdictions are making available, the need for subpoena does not appear accurate nor consistent with public records requests. Therefore, I’d like to request that the previous request (found at is re-submitted and ‘Reopened.’

     

    Thank you for your assistance.
    Have a great day!”

     

    Editor’s Note: As mentioned previously, Sunshine Request does not fulfill requests for police reports, calls for service, or criminal / arrest type records for a single individual, incident, or address. We will not publish individual names and addresses which may be personally identifiable related to arrests, our site. Therefore, if you could please just provide the case #s for the arrests requested, that would be fine. Thank you!


    Status: Sent to Government
  • September 19, 2019 12:19 pm

    1 month ago

    **09/19/19 Editor’s Note: Today we called and spoke with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department to determine who would be the best contact to get this request fulfilled. We were told that the type of information requested here can only be obtained through a subpoena via mail.

     

    At this point we will mark this request as “Completed” on our site.

     

    We recommend that the sender mail in their request to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department at 399 Grindstaff Cove Rd, Sylva, NC 28779.

     

    Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Completed
  • September 3, 2019 4:19 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Chip Hall <[email protected]>,
    [email protected],
    [email protected],
    [email protected]
    date: Sep 3, 2019, 4:19 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2019) Public records request for Jackson County, NC Sheriff Dept. drug arrests

     

    Good afternoon Jackson County Sheriff’s Office,

     

    We are following up on this request that was sent in on August 8th. Can you please confirm that you have received it and begun processing? Our next step will be calling your office to determine the appropriate contact to handle public record requests.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • August 23, 2019 5:09 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected],
    [email protected],
    [email protected],
    [email protected]
    date: Aug 23, 2019, 5:09 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2019) Public records request for Jackson County, NC Sheriff Dept. drug arrests

     

    Good afternoon Jackson County Sheriff’s Office,

     

    We are following up on this request that was sent in on August 8th. Can you please confirm that you have received it and begun processing?

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • August 8, 2019 12:48 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected],
    [email protected],
    [email protected],
    [email protected]
    date: Aug 8, 2019, 12:48 PM
    subject: Records Request: (August 2019) Public records request for Jackson County, NC Sheriff Dept. drug arrests

     

    Good afternoon Jackson County Sheriff’s Office,

     

    We’ve received another request for information that may be available in your office. If you could please give us a rough estimate of when you think this request will be completed we can plan on following up again around that time.

     

    Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (August 2019) Public records request for Jackson County, NC Sheriff Dept. drug arrests

     

    Message:
    “Hello Jackson County, NC Sheriff’s Office,

     

    I’d like to make a request to obtain information related to illicit drug use in Jackson County, NC. Specifically, I’d like to know all arrests related to illegal drug possession, distribution, paraphernalia etc.

     

    1. I would like to request a list of all drug related arrests in Jackson County, NC for the calendar years 2014 through (and including) 2018. Please include the arrest dates in the data.

     

    2. Additionally, I’d like to request the same data for the first 6 months of 2019.

     

    Thank you for your assistance with the request!”

     

    Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request does not fulfill requests for police reports, calls for service, or criminal / arrest type records for a single individual, incident, or address. We will not publish individual names and addresses which may be personally identifiable related to arrests, our site. If you could just provide the case #s for the arrests requested, that would be fine. Thank you!

     

    Thank you for your assistance!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • August 8, 2019 11:28 am

    2 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending