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Hickory Man Arrested Early Today On Felony Drug Charge
Lance Christopher Raines
courtesy of Hickory Police Dept.

Hickory Man Arrested Early Today on Felony Drug Charge

32-year-old Lance Christopher Raines of 20th Avenue N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (December 14) for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was arrested after Officers saw a suspicious person near a restaurant on North Center Street in Hickory. Officers reportedly found 1.2 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia on Raines’ person.

Raines was taken into custody without incident at about 12:45 a.m. today at a business address on North Center Street. He was processed at the Hickory Police Department and later released under a $6,000 unsecured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.