42-year-old Alexander Mitchell Froedge of 3rd Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Monday afternoon (August 30) for felony possession of a schedule I controlled substance. He was arrested as the result of an H.P.D. narcotics investigation. Froedge was taken into custody without incident just after 4 p.m. Monday at a gas station and convenience store on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory. He was processed at the Hickory Police Department and later released under a $4,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled Tuesday (August 31) with another court date coming up on September 21 in Newton.