37-year-old Derek Lee Ritchie of Lenoir was arrested last Saturday (February 13) by Taylorsville Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, possession of schedule VI controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Officers arrested Ritchie after a traffic stop involving a license tag that was reported stolen from McDowell County. Ritchie was charged with possession of stolen property for the tag offense. He was released on $20,000 secured bond. A District Court date is set for March 8.[Story and photo courtesy of Rick Gilbert, WACB]