26-year-old Matthew James Griffith of Acworth, Georgia was arrested by Hickory Police early yesterday morning (December 8) for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine). Griffith was taken into custody without incident at about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday at a fast-food restaurant on Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory. He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $1,000 secured bond. He has since been released. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled yesterday (December 8) in Newton with his next court date set for February 9.