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Hickory Man Jailed On Felony Drug Charge; Multiple Counts Of Failure To Appear
Philip Justin Canipe
courtesy of Hickory Police Dept.

Hickory Man Jailed on Felony Drug Charge; Multiple Counts of Failure to Appear

33-year-old Philip Justin Canipe of Kool Park Road N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early last Thursday morning (November 18) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of resisting, delaying, or obstructing a public officer. In addition, Canipe was charged with multiple counts of failure to appear.

He reportedly failed to appear in court on charges of larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a felon (two counts), D.W.I., possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to secure a passenger under the age of 16, driving or allowing a motor vehicle to be driven with no registration (two counts), expired or no inspection, failure to wear a seatbelt, driving while license revoked (two counts), and fictitious or altered title, registration card, or tag. In the majority of those instances, Canipe has twice failed to appear in court on the charges specified.

The suspect was taken into custody without incident at 12:01 a.m. Thursday at a convenience store and gas station on Springs Road N.E. in Hickory. Canipe was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility with bond set at $35,000, secured. He remained in jail as of this morning. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled last Thursday in Newton. Additional Catawba County District Court dates are coming up on November 29, December 8, and January 7, 10, & 14. An Iredell County District Court date was set for December 8, and a Superior Court appearance in Newton was scheduled for December 6.