34-year-old Jonathan Lynn Sorrels and 43-year-old Michael Eugene Brown, Jr., both of the same Dry Pond Lane, Conover address, were arrested Monday (November 1) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with two felony counts of trafficking opium or heroin and one felony count of conspire to traffic opium or heroin.
On Monday (November 1) Investigators with Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division conducted a traffic stop on Highway 16 South at the Buffalo Shoals Road intersection. During that traffic stop, police reportedly seized a trafficking amount of heroin. Officers reported the seizure of approximately ten grams of heroin. Michael Eugene Brown, Jr. and Jonathan Lynn Sorrels were arrested at the scene.
Both suspects were placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility, Sorrels under $60,000 bond, Brown under $54,000 bond. They remained in jail as of earlier today (November 3). They were each scheduled to appear in District Court Tuesday (November 2).