38-year-old Tou Yang of 7th Avenue S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (July 27) on felony counts of possession of heroin, the manufacture or possession of a weapon of mass destruction, and possession of a firearm by a felon. According to H.P.D.’s arrest report, Yang was in possession of a shotgun at the time of his arrest. He was taken into custody without incident shortly before 5 a.m. today at his residence. Yang was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $50,000, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.