More details have been released on the arrest of a Catawba County man on drug charges, previously reported Monday (June 29) on WHKY. 42-year-old John David Swink of Rifle Range Road in Conover was arrested Sunday (June 28) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with trafficking in heroin by possession, trafficking in heroin by transportation, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for controlled substance, felony flee to elude arrest, possession of methamphetamine, resisting a public officer, and felony probation violation.
On Sunday at approximately 10:20 a.m., Investigators with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Group attempted to stop a vehicle traveling along Springs Rd for displaying a revoked registration plate.
The driver, John David Swink, reportedly fled from investigators both in his vehicle and on foot before being apprehended. Once the suspect was taken into custody, officers reportedly seized 25.48 grams of heroin, .25 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia from Swink and his vehicle.
Following the arrest, Swink was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $150,000 bond. He remained in jail as of earlier today (June 30). A first appearance in District Court was scheduled Monday, his next District Court appearance is scheduled for July 20. A Superior Court date is September 24.