34-year-old Courtney Dawn Reitler of Whiterock Drive in Mount Holly and 27-year-old Claire Marie Thompson of South Center Street in Hickory were both arrested by Hickory Police at about 2 a.m. today (June 4). Reitler was charged with felony possession of a schedule I controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Thompson was arrested on warrants out of Alexander County issued in February for 28 felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense and one misdemeanor count of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Events leading to the arrests began as Officers observed a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot at the Red Roof Inn on 8th Street Drive S.E. Police watched as two subjects got out of the vehicle and went into a room. The Officers then conducted a “knock & talk.” While doing so, they saw drug paraphernalia, including syringes and pieces of plastic, in plain view in the room.
Consent was given to search, leading to the discovery of an uncapped syringe in the room and a number of additional syringes, capped and uncapped, in a purse. Officers also found a prescription medication bottle containing a baggie with a white powder inside. That substance was later identified as heroin. In addition, Officers searched the vehicle, a Chevy Trailblazer, and found a make-up case containing razor blades, spoons and syringes.
A routine records check showed the outstanding warrants for Thompson’s arrest.
Both women were placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond for Reitler set at $10,000, secured, while Thompson was given a $51,000 secured bond. Reitler will make a first appearance in District Court on June 6. Thompson has a court date in Taylorsville on June 9.