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Additional Information Released In Catawba County Drug Arrest
Elizabeth Nicole Pearson
Courtesy of Catawba County Sheriff's Office

Additional Information Released In Catawba County Drug Arrest

More details have been released in connection to the arrest of a woman on a string of drug charges. WHKY previously reported on the arrest Wednesday (March 9). 31-year-old Elizabeth Nicole Pearson of 7th Street SW in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (March 8) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with trafficking in opium or heroin, cocaine, and marijuana.

In addition, Pearson is charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver synthetic cannabinoid and possession with intent to sell and deliver synthetic cannabinoid, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver marijuana, felony possession of cocaine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule I controlled substance, maintaining a place for a controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver schedule II controlled substance, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

Last Friday (March 4) investigators with Catawba County Sheriff Office Special Enforcement Group (SEG) conducted a traffic stop along 11th Street Circle Northwest in Hickory after observing a speeding violation. During that stop, investigators reportedly found 60 pounds of marijuana, 260.48 grams of cocaine, 47 oxycodone pills, 15 units of THC vape cartridges, THC wax, 9 grams of MDMA, 5 dosage units of ecstasy and $1,417 in US currency.

The driver of the vehicle, Elizabeth Nicole Pearson, was arrested on the previously mentioned drug charges. Following the arrest, she was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $415,000 bond. Her next District Court appearance is scheduled for March 30.

[Photos of drugs and money seized during arrest of Elizabeth Nicole Pearson courtesy of Catawba County Sheriff’s Office]