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Christopher Shea Houser
courtesy of Hickory Police Dept.

Newton Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Charge

38-year-old Christopher Shea Houser of Boundary Street in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police on March 29 on felony counts of trafficking in heroin or opium and possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, along with misdemeanor counts of possession of a schedule VI controlled substance and resisting a public officer.

According to H.P.D.’s arrest report, Houser initially resisted arrest, but was taken into custody at 12:06 a.m. on the 29th at the intersection of 19th Street Drive S.E. and 15th Avenue Place S.E. in Hickory. He was taken to the Catawba County Detention Facility with bond set at $31,000, secured. He has since been released. Houser was scheduled to appear in District Court on April 1 in Newton with his next court date coming up on April 22.