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Michael Gregory Poteat
Courtesy of Burke County P2C website

Burke County Man Jailed On Felony Drug Charge Following Arrest In Hotel Parking Lot

61-year-old Michael Gregory Poteat of John Williams Road in Connelly Springs was arrested Saturday (September 17) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged in Burke County with felony possession of methamphetamine. He’s also charged in Lincoln County with offenses including two felony counts of trafficking in meth and one felony count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance.

Poteat was arrested shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday after a Public Safety Officer was dispatched to a hotel on South Sterling Street. The officer found Poteat in the parking lot and learned there were warrants for his arrest on the meth trafficking charges. Poteat was taken into custody and asked if he had any meth on him and he told the officer he had some in his book bag. The officer confirmed that the bag belonged to the suspect and, according to police reports, seized three grams of meth.

Poteat was incarcerated in the Burke County Jail under $10,000 secured bond. He remained in jail as of earlier today (September 20). A District Court appearance is scheduled for October 10 in Morganton. Poteat is scheduled to appear in Lincoln County Superior Court on November 7.