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William Chase Pate
Courtesy of Catawba County Sheriff's Office

Morganton Man Jailed In Catawba County On Drug, Firearm Charges

37-year-old William Chase Pate of River Road in Morganton was arrested today (October 24) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a felon, maintaining a place for controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Pate was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $73,000 bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled Wednesday (October 25).