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Hickory Man Charged With Drug Offenses Following Traffic Stop
Chad Daunta Bess
Courtesy of Catawba County Sheriff's Office

Hickory Man Charged With Drug Offenses Following Traffic Stop

40-year-old Chad Daunta Bess of Hickory was arrested Friday (March 5) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver marijuana, maintaining a vehicle for the purposes of manufacturing, selling, or delivering controlled substances, possession of marijuana greater than one-half ounce, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license revoked, and stop sign violation.

On Friday, deputies with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division conducted a traffic stop on 17th Street NE in Hickory. The driver of the vehicle, Chad Daunta Bess, was stopped after failing to stop at a stop sign. During the traffic stop, deputies reportedly found and seized 27 grams of Marijuana packaged for sale along with a large amount of U.S. currency.

Bess received a $5,000 secured bond. He is not currently listed as an inmate in Catawba County. A District Court date was scheduled today (March 8).