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Newton Man Jailed On Multiple Felony Drug Charges
Michael Shane Smith
courtesy of Catawba Co. Sheriff's Office

Newton Man Jailed on Multiple Felony Drug Charges

38-year-old Michael Shane Smith of Balls Creek Road in Newton has been arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers for felony possession methamphetamine (two counts), possession of heroin, and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for a controlled substance. He was also charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver meth and possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, along with misdemeanor of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana greater than half-an-ounce, but less than an ounce-and-a-half.

Following his arrest, Smith was jailed this morning (September 13) in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $16,500 bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.