32-year-old Joathan Sherwood Watson of Sun Place in Lenoir was arrested Monday (April 26) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine and one felony count of maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance.
Monday at approximately 7:00 p.m., Caldwell County Sheriff’s Deputies reportedly attempted to stop Watson’s vehicle. Police reports say Watson failed to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The vehicle pursuit ended when Watson’s vehicle collided with concrete barrier. Watson then fled on foot and was apprehended by Narcotics Agents in a creek a short distance away.
A search of the Watson’s vehicle was conducted and Agents reportedly found approximately 234 grams of meth along with $694 in cash. The drugs seized during the investigation have a total street value of $35,100 according to North Carolina State Drug Guidelines.
Watson was placed in the Caldwell Detention Center under a $120,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for next Monday (May 3).