61-year-old Dennis James McElrath of Clayton Court in Granite Falls was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:30 last night (October 9) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance.
Following a vehicle stop on 16th Avenue N.W., Officers found two grams of crack cocaine and one dosage unit of Hydrocodone Acetaminophen. McElrath was taken into custody without incident.
McElrath was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $10,000, secured. He has since been released. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today.