38-year-old Jacob Andrew Byrd of 4th Street SW in Hickory was arrested last Friday (June 25) by Hickory Police Officers. He was charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.
WHKY first reported on Byrd’s arrest last Friday. On Tuesday (June 29), Hickory Police released more details on the case. Byrd was arrested following a traffic stop early Friday morning near the intersection of Highway 70 SE and 8th Street Drive SE. During the stop police reportedly found .9 grams of heroin along with drug paraphernalia.
Byrd was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility following the arrest under $5,000 bond. He is no longer listed as an inmate. He has a Superior Court appearance August 2.