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Douglas Lee Woodard, Jr.
Courtesy of Burke County Sheriff's Office

Meth, Fentanyl Seized, Felony Charge Filed

30-year-old Douglas Lee Woodard, Jr. of Smawley Avenue in Morganton was arrested by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Shortly before 6 p.m. on April 23, a Public Safety Officer conducted a traffic stop on a red Ford Escape on Gerald Road at Burkemont Avenue in Morganton. The officer stopped the vehicle due to an expired registration plate. After making contact with the vehicle occupant, Woodard was placed under arrest. Police reportedly seized 1.4 grams of methamphetamine and 1.5 grams of fentanyl during their investigation.

Woodard was brought to the Burke County Jail where he was initially jailed under no bond on a 48-hour hold. He was not listed as an inmate in Burke County as of earlier today (April 30). The next District Court date is scheduled for May 16.