33-year-old Steven Gilvaja of 34th Avenue Court N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Sunday morning (March 27) on felony counts of possession of a schedule I controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance, and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a schedule II controlled substance. According to H.P.D.’s arrest report, Gilvaja was in possession of one gram of methamphetamine at the time of his arrest.
The suspect was taken into custody without incident at about 1:50 a.m. Sunday at a business address on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility with bond set at $8,500, secured. Gilvaja is no longer listed as an inmate in Catawba County. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court Monday (March 28) in Newton with his next court date coming up on April 18.