30-year-old Casey Everett Pruitt of 15th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police just before 2 p.m. Monday (August 10) on one felony count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was reportedly in possession of 17.58 grams of methamphetamine at the time of his arrest.
Pruitt was taken into custody without incident at a retail store on Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard S.E. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $10,000, secured. He has since been released. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled yesterday (August 11) in Newton.