25-year-old Tyler David Swink of Rifle Range Road in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police at about 11 a.m. on Friday, January 29, on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to information released today (February 9) by the Hickory Police Department, Swink was arrested following a traffic stop at a residence on 5th Avenue Court N.W. in Hickory. During the stop, Officers reportedly found a Taurus 9mm handgun, drug paraphernalia, and nine grams of methamphetamine.
Swink was taken into custody without incident. He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $5,000 secured bond. He has since been released. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled on February 1 in Newton with his next court date coming up on February 22.