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Kerry Vincent Saunders
Courtesy of Burke County P2C website

Morganton Man Jailed On Heroin Trafficking Charge

37-year-old Kerry Vincent Saunders of Harry Drive in Morganton was arrested Saturday (October 29) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking, opium or heroin and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for controlled substance.

On Saturday, shortly before 8 p.m., a Public Safety Officer conducted a traffic stop on Carbon City Road in Morganton. An officer arrested Saunders at the scene and transported him to the Burke County Jail.

Saunders was placed in jail under $50,000 secured bond. He remained in jail as of earlier today (November 1). A first appearance in District Court was scheduled Monday (October 31). The next District Court date for Saunders is set for November 21 in Morganton.