47-year-old Nereyda Garcia Salazar of Pasedena, Texas was arrested by Hickory Police at 3:50 yesterday afternoon (January 9) on one felony count of trafficking in opium or heroin.
She was arrested in connection to an incident on December 13 of last year when Officers saw a suspicious person at a restaurant on Fairgrove Church Road. During the incident, Officers found 2.5 pounds of heroin.
Salazar was taken into custody yesterday without incident at a Salvation Army facility on 3rd Avenue Place S.E. in Hickory. She was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $100,000, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.