27-year-old Joshua Matthew Parkhurst of Old Shelby Road in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (July 28) on one felony count of possession of a schedule I controlled substance. He was also charged with two misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and one misdemeanor count of possession of a schedule VI controlled substance.
Parkhurst was taken into custody without incident at about 4:40 a.m. today at a convenience store on 13th Avenue Drive S.E. in Hickory. He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $7,500 secured bond. He has since been released. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.