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from left: Andreya Rael Dampman & Phonnica Shannara Price
courtesy of Catawba Co. Sheriff's Office

H.P.D. Arrests Two on Felony Drug Charges

31-year-old Andreya Rael Dampman of Boone and 36-year-old Phonnica Shannara Price, who lists addresses in Claremont and Lenoir, were both arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (January 23). Dampman was charged with felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of marijuana up to half-an-ounce, and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for a controlled substance. She was also charged with a felony probation violation. Price was charged with felony possession of a schedule I controlled substance. Both suspects were charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting, delaying, or obstructing a public officer.

Dampman and Price were taken into custody at about 1:15 a.m. today at an address on Highway 70 S.W. Both suspects are on pre-trial release and were placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility without bond. Appearances in District Court were scheduled today in Newton.