41-year-old John Harrison Ollis of Rollins Drive in Catawba was arrested Monday (July 8) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony trafficking in opium or heroin.
On Monday, Burke County Sheriff’s Office deputies initiated a traffic stop on a Toyota Camry on Main Street in Valdese. Deputies identified the driver as Johnny Harrison Ollis who did not have an active driver’s license and was on parole.
During a search, a trafficking amount of opium and drug paraphernalia were reportedly seized from the vehicle. Ollis was incarcerated in the Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility under $3,000 secured bond. He was not listed as an inmate as of today (July 11). His first appearance in District Court was scheduled yesterday.