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Jamar Monte James
Courtesy of Catawba County Sheriff's Office

Catawba County Man Charged With Felony Drug Crimes Following Search At Residence

41-year-old Jamar Monte James of Claremont was arrested Wednesday (October 19) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver marijuana, and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for controlled substance, along with a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Wednesday, officers and investigators with the Claremont Police Department, Hickory Police Department and the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a residence on Martin Lane in Claremont. During the search investigators found and seized approximately 19 grams of cocaine, 244 grams of marijuana, $2,192 in U.S. currency and multiple firearms.

Items seized during arrest of Jamar Monte James on October 19, 2022
Photo courtesy of Catawba County Sheriff’s Office

James was taken into custody and received a $5,000 secured bond. He is not listed as an inmate in Catawba County. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (October 20) in Newton. Additional charges against James are pending.