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Drug & Weapon Charges Filed Against Morganton Man

64-year-old Ronnie Allen Coleman of Faith Olive Church Road in Morganton was arrested Sunday (March 31) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance and possession of stolen goods. He’s also charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and carrying a concealed weapon.

Coleman was arrested following a traffic stop on Cape Hickory Road in Hickory. The vehicle was stopped shortly after 4:30 a.m. Sunday for an expired license plate. Police reports say the suspect had possession of a concealed handgun which was reported stolen. He also reportedly had methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in his possession.

Following the arrest, Coleman was incarcerated in the Burke County Jail under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled Monday (April 1).

[Photo of Coleman courtesy of Burke County P2C website]