18-year-old Luis Javier Chavez of Highland Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (June 12) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance, and possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana. In addition, Chavez is charged with six counts of failure to appear.
Following the arrest, Chavez was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $66,000 bond. District Court appearances were scheduled Tuesday and July 9.