More information has been released in the arrest of 41-year-old Angela Deneice James of 14th Avenue Drive N.E. in Hickory. She was arrested by Hickory Police yesterday (March 8) on felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, trafficking in opium or heroin, possession with intent to sell & deliver marijuana, possession of cocaine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver methamphetamine, and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for a controlled substance. She was also charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, and simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance. Her arrest was first reported yesterday on WHKY.
She was arrested after Officers responded to a reported drug violation at the Budget Inn on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory. During the incident, Police located Angela James in a vehicle behind a nearby tax prep office on 4th Street Drive S.W. Officers reportedly found one dosage unit of Zenzedi (a stimulant used to treat A.D.H.D. & narcolepsy), 5.8 grams of crack cocaine, 48.1 grams of methamphetamine, 4.1 grams of heroin, 27.7 grams of marijuana, 88 dosage units of Hydroxyzine (an antihistamine), 11 dosage units of Gabapentin, 13 dosage units of Clonazepam, 13 dosage units of Alprazolam, 21 dosage units of Naloxone, two dosage units of Vyvanse (a stimulant used to treat A.D.H.D. & binge-eating disorders), $508 in cash, and drug paraphernalia.
James was taken into custody without incident. She initially refused to fingerprinted or photographed. James was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $200,000 secured bond. She remained in jail as of this afternoon. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled yesterday in Newton with another court date set for March 29.