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Charles Edward O'Neil
Courtesy of Burke County P2C website

Cocaine Seized, Suspect Charged In Burke County Case

53-year-old Charles Edward O’Neil of Bouchelle Street in Morganton was arrested Wednesday (April 3) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and probation violation.

Shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday, a Public Safety Officer responded to assist with a traffic stop on Bethel Park Lane in Morganton. the suspect, O’Neil was one of the vehicle occupants. Police reportedly seized .2 grams of cocaine during the investigation. O’Neil was taken into custody.

O’Neil is on probation as a result of a conviction in September of 2022 in Burke County. He was convicted of felony speeding to elude arrest. O’Neil was sentenced to probation and a 48 month suspended sentence.

Following the arrest, O’Neil was placed in the Burke County Jail under $10,000 secured bond. A court date was scheduled Thursday (April 4).