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Dustin Neal Cooke
courtesy of Catawba Co. Sheriff's Office

More Details Released re Drug Trafficking Arrest in Conover

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office has released more information regarding the arrest of 29-year-old Dustin Neal Cooke of Raleigh Street in Conover. His arrest was initially reported by WHKY yesterday (August 2).

On Monday (August 1), Narcotics Investigators executed a search warrant at Cooke’s residence. The search resulted in the discovery and seizure of 5.01 pounds of marijuana, 29 grams of methamphetamine and one gram of fentanyl or heroin.

Cooke was taken into custody and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and one count each of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver meth, marijuana, marijuana wax, and heroin or fentanyl. He was also served with an outstanding indictment for possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver meth.

Cooke placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $132,000 secured bond. He remained in jail as of this morning (August 3). A first appearance in District Court was scheduled yesterday in Newton with a Superior Court appearance scheduled on the same date. Cooke will again appear in District Court on September 6.