68-year-old Johnathan Christopher Baney of Lazenby Street in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (December 11) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Baney was taken into custody without incident at about 1:10 a.m. today at a hotel on 13th Avenue Drive S.E. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $6,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.