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Authorities In Morganton Arrest Man On Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop
Bruce Allen Hanna
Courtesy of Morganton Department of Public Safety

Authorities In Morganton Arrest Man On Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop

61-year-old Bruce Allen Hanna was arrested Monday (April 5) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver schedule III controlled substance along with misdemeanor counts of simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to information released Wednesday (April 7), on Monday, shortly before 10 p.m., a Public Safety officer initiated a traffic stop on a silver SUV on Burkemont Avenue near Walker Road for an expired registration plate. After speaking with the driver and passenger and having them exit, the vehicle was searched.

45 dosage units of Suboxone, $3,385 in cash, marijuana and various drug paraphernalia were found in the vehicle. The driver, a 47-year-old male, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. The passenger, Bruce Allen Hanna was arrested on the drug charges.

Hanna was transported to Burke County Jail where he was confined under a $25,000 secured Bond following the arrest. He is not currently listed as an inmate. Hanna was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today (April 8).