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Hickory Man Faces Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Charges
Austin Byron Locke
courtesy of Hickory Police Dept.

Hickory Man Faces Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Charges

35-year-old Austin Byron Locke of 27th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Saturday morning (March 20) for felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

Locke was arrested as Officers noticed a suspicious vehicle while on patrol near a big-box store on 2nd Street N.E. in Hickory. During the investigation, Officers found 4.5 grams of a white crystal substance and two dosage units of Adderall.

Locke was taken into custody without incident about 3:15 a.m. Saturday at the store. He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $7,500, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled Monday (March 22) in Newton with his next court date coming up on April 12.