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Thomas Scott Parks, Jr.
Courtesy of Burke County P2C website

Morganton Man Arrested On Meth Possession Charge

27-year-old Thomas Scott Parks, Jr., who is listed as a homeless person in Morganton, was arrested Monday (September 26) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance.

Shortly before 11:30 p.m. Monday, an officer responded to a business on East Meeting Street to investigate a trespassing complaint. The officer spoke with the suspect and then arrested him on the drug possession charges. The officer reportedly seized .2 grams of meth during the arrest.

Parks was confined in the Burke County Jail under $5,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (September 27) in Morganton.