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Shah Dion Harrison
Courtesy of Nathan Key, District Attorney Legal Assistant, 36th Prosecutorial District

Minimum Six Year Term Imposed In Meth Trafficking Case

A Hickory man was sentenced to an active prison term of six to eight years for trafficking methamphetamine and possession of a stolen firearm. The defendant was sentenced Wednesday (February 8) during Catawba County Superior Court.

46-year-old Shah Dion Harrison entered his guilty plea to the charges on January 3, 2023, and sentencing was deferred at that time. He also will be required to pay a mandatory fine of $50,000. The Honorable Nathaniel J. Poovey, Superior Court Judge from Catawba County, imposed the terms of the plea arrangement.

Investigators obtained a search warrant and executed it on July 22, 2021, after Harrison made three sales of methamphetamine to a confidential informant. Each sale involved large quantities of meth, and surveillance showed the defendant moving the drugs from his apartment to another location in his vehicle.

Investigators found five separate bags of meth in the trunk of his vehicle and a pair of stolen handguns in his possession. The case was investigated by the Hickory Police Department. Assistant District Attorney Hayden Duncan handled prosecution for the State with assistance from Britnee Ulsamer.