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Eric Marion Pounds
Courtesy of Burke County P2C website

Felony Drug Charge Among Counts Filed Against Morganton Man

33-year-old Eric Marion Pounds of Dentons Chapel Road in Morganton was arrested Sunday (September 11) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (cocaine), damage to personal property, and probation violation.

Pounds is on probation as a result of a conviction in Burke County in July, 2022 on felony counts of larceny and obtaining property by false pretense. He received a 36 month suspended sentence following that conviction.

Pounds was arrested at his residence shortly after 8:30 p.m. Sunday. He was initially confined in the Burke County Jail under $3,000 secured bond. As of earlier today that bond amount was listed at $13,000 secured. District Court appearances are scheduled for September 26 and October 3 and a Superior Court date is set for December 12.