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Thursday, 08 May 2014 07:10

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Cocaine Charge

Darryl Junior White Darryl Junior White courtesy of Hickory Police Dept.

33-year-old Darryl Junior White of 16th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested at about 9:20 last night (May 7) on one felony count of possession of cocaine and one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana up to half an ounce.

He was arrested when an Officer on routine patrol on the 900 block of 1st Street S.W. near the Blue Ridge Heights apartment complex spotted a man behaving suspiciously. The man pulled his hat over his face when he saw the Officer.

The Officer spoke to the man, who was identified as Darryl White. The Officer said he detected the strong odor of marijuana coming from White’s person. White was searched, leading to the discovery of two plastic bags containing crack cocaine in his right front pocket and the remnants of two burned marijuana cigarettes in his back pocket.

0.8 grams of crack and 0.1 grams of marijuana were found. White was arrested without incident.

He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $5,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for tomorrow in Newton.

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