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James Roy Woodie
Courtesy of Burke County P2C website

Morganton Man Charged With Drug Offenses Following Seizure Of Meth At Checking Station

40-year-old James Roy Woodie of Walker Road in Morganton was arrested Tuesday (August 15) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine), misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving during revocation.

At approximately 10 p.m. Tuesday, a Public Safety Officer conducted a traffic stop on Burkemont Avenue at Fletcher Street of a 2007 Honda CRV at a license and checking station. After making contact with the occupants, Woodie was arrested on the drug charges. Police reports show the seizure of 5.2 grams of methamphetamine, eight suboxone sublingual strips and six dosage units of suboxone.

According to the North Carolina Department Of Adult Correction Offender Public Information website, James Roy Woodie has multiple convictions dating back to 2003. He’s been convicted in Burke, Catawba, and McDowell Counties on multiple charges including felony counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance, breaking & entering to a motor vehicle and possession of stolen goods, along with misdemeanor offenses. His most recent conviction was in McDowell County on July 31, 2023 for second-degree trespassing.

Following Tuesday’s arrest, Woodie was brought to the Burke County Jail under $10,000 secured bond. He was not listed as an inmate as of earlier today (August 18). His next District Court date is September 1.