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Dustin Lee Fortenberry
Courtesy of Catawba County Sheriff's Office

Hickory Man Charged With Drug Counts, Violating Probation

28-year-old Dustin Lee Fortenberry of 1st Avenue SW in Hickory was arrested Sunday (October 2) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two counts of possession of methamphetamine, felony probation violation, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting a public officer, and carrying a concealed weapon.

Fortenberry is on probation as a result of a conviction in Catawba County in April, 2022 for felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. He received probation and a suspended sentence with a term of 18 months. Following Sunday’s arrest, Fortenberry was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $13,500 bond. A District Court date is scheduled for October 3 and a Superior Court appearance is set for November 10.