30-year-old Brandon Michael Beatty of North Main Avenue in Newton was arrested Saturday (November 27) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with two counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, two counts of simple possession of schedule II controlled substance, and single counts of simple possession of schedule III and IV controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia. Beatty is also charged with failure to appear on counts of possession of methamphetamine and possession of a stolen firearm by a felon.
Beatty was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $70,000 bond. A District Court date was scheduled today (November 29) and a Superior Court appearance is set for January 18.