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More Information Released In Connection To Arrests Of Taylorsville, Stony Point Residents On Trafficking Charges
L-R: Samantha Marie Vono and Anthony James Miller
Courtesy of Catawba County Sheriff's Office

More Information Released In Connection To Arrests Of Taylorsville, Stony Point Residents On Trafficking Charges

30-year old Samantha Marie Vono of Pop Davis Road in Taylorsville and 32-year old Anthony James Miller of Meadow Creek Loop in Stony Point were arrested Monday (July 19) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re both charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver meth, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Miller is also charged with possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, felony probation violation, along with brake light and window tint violations. Vono is additionally charged with parole violation.

On Monday, deputies with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division conducted a traffic stop along the 2300 block of Springs Road. The vehicle was stopped for brake light and window tint violations. During the stop a Sheriff’s Office K-9 alerted to the presence of narcotics inside the vehicle in question.

Deputies reportedly found 30.29 grams of methamphetamine. The meth was separated among six small plastic bags. Deputies also seized 1.38 grams of marijuana and several items of drug paraphernalia. Miller, the driver and Vono, a passenger, were arrested at the scene.

Drugs seized in July 19 arrest of Vono & Miller
Courtesy of Catawba County Sheriff’s Office

Both suspects were jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility. Miller received a $150,000 secured bond on the criminal charges and a $15,000 secured bond for the Probation Violation. Vono received a $150,000 secured bond on the criminal charges and is being held under no bond for the parole violation.

They both remained in jail as of earlier today (July 20). District Court appearances were scheduled for both suspects August 10. Vono had a court date scheduled today (July 22) on the parole violation and Miller is scheduled to appear in court next Monday (July 26) for the probation violation.