43-year-old Larry Valentine, Jr. of 4th Street Drive N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police on May 13 on one felony count each of trafficking in M.D.M.A., possession with intent to manufacture a schedule II controlled substance, and possession of a firearm by a felon. He was arrested as the result of an H.P.D. narcotics investigation.
Valentine was taken into custody without incident at a residence on Water Wheel Drive in Conover. He was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $100,000 secured bond. He is no longer in custody. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled for May 14 with another District Court appearance scheduled today (June 3) in Newton.