Wednesday, 09 October 2019 10:46

Hickory Woman Arrested on Felony Heroin Charges

Whitney Jana'e Gatewood Whitney Jana'e Gatewood courtesy of Hickory Police Dept.

31-year-old Whitney Jana'e Gatewood of 14th Avenue N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police just after 2:30 yesterday afternoon (October 8) on one felony count each of trafficking opium or heroin and possession of heroin, plus misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to appear, and resisting, delaying, or obstructing a public officer.

Gatewood was arrested as Officers serving a warrant for failure to appear found 5.19 grams of heroin and drug parapheranlia. According to police reports, she resisted arrest by pulling away and refusing to comply with the Officer's instructions. She was forced to the ground and restrained.

Gatewood was taken to the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $31,000, secured. She has since been released. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

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