37-year-old Christopher Allen Laws was arrested Friday (January 7) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture schedule II controlled substance. Laws is also charged with two misdemeanor counts of failure to appear for failure to comply. Laws was arrested shortly after 10 p.m. at an address on South Sterling Street in Morganton. He was placed in jail where he remained as of earlier today (January 10) under $11,400 total bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today.