50-year-old Darnell Keith Beatty was arrested Tuesday (March 12) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Beatty was arrested at an address on U.S. 70 East in Morganton shortly before 2:00 a.m. Tuesday. He was placed in jail under $3,000 secured bond. He's scheduled to appear in District Court April 3.