Tuesday, 14 May 2019 13:38

More Information Released On Arrests Of Suspects In Caldwell County Drug Case

L-R: Dorian Michael Morgan and Heidi Therese Barlow L-R: Dorian Michael Morgan and Heidi Therese Barlow Courtesy of Caldwell County Sheriff's Office

We have more information on arrests reported yesterday on WHKY. 30-year-old Dorian Michael Morgan and 36-year-old Heidi Therese Barlow, both of the same Quarry Road, Granite Falls address, were arrested last Friday (May 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. Morgan was charged with one felony count of maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place to store a controlled substance, two felony counts of trafficking opium or heroin, and one felony count of possession of a firearm by a felon. Barlow was charged with one felony count of maintaining a vehicle or dwelling to store a controlled substance.

The arrests followed a three-month investigation of a suspect believed to be a heroin trafficker. The suspects were charged after a search of their apartment was conducted by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers last Friday. The search warrant was issued after several controlled purchases of drugs were made from Morgan.

Agencies assisting in the investigation were the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, Lenoir Police Department, and Granite Falls Police Department. Agents searched the home and found more than $5,000 in cash, two firearms, and approximately five grams of heroin and a small amount of marijuana.

During the investigation a total of 33 grams of heroin was seized from Morgan with a street value of $19,800. There is another heroin trafficking case against Morgan from July, 2018, which is currently pending in court. Agents are seeking a bond revocation in that case.

Both suspects were taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center. Barlow has since been released under a $25,000 secured bond, while Morgan remained in jail with bond set at $500,000, secured. Morgan's next District Court date is June 13, Barlow has a District Court appearance June 13.

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