25-year-old Michael Victor Ward of 5th Avenue SW in Newton was arrested today (September 28) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine. In addition, Ward is charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana paraphernalia and carryng a concealed gun. Ward is also charged with two counts of failure to appear on misdemeanor counts.
Following the arrest, the suspect was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $8,000 bond. District Court dates were scheduled today, October 11, and October 18.