47-year-old Patricia Bowman Holsclaw was arrested last Saturday (August 4) by Alexander County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II and III controlled substance, possession of schedule II controlled substance, maintaining a dwelling for controlled substance, possession of marijuana, trafficking opiates by possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, and misdemeanor child abuse.
According to a news release issued Wednesday (August 8), during the early morning hours last Saturday members of the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office and Taylorsville Police Department Narcotics units concluded a month long investigation into suspected use and sale of illegal drugs at a residence on Ret Stafford Lane in the Wittenburg Community.
Narcotics investigators with the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, Taylorsville Police Department, and Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at the Ret Stafford Lane residence. Investigators seized approximately 4.3 grams of methamphetamine and 4 grams of opiate narcotic pills all pre-packaged for sale. They also seized a small amount of marijuana, multiple items of drug paraphernalia, and $327 in U.S. Currency.
At the time the home was searched it was learned that Holsclaw was caring for a small child, and that child had been present during drug transactions. D.S.S. was contacted and a report was filed in reference to the child. Holsclaw was placed in the Alexander County Detention Center under a $30,000 Secured Bond. Her next District Court date is August 27.