33-year-old James Douglas Chester of Long View was arrested last Friday (September 10) by Long View Police Officers. He was charged with felony counts of trafficking marijuana, possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, possession with intent to manufacture marijuana, and maintain a dwelling for a controlled substance. In addition, Chester was charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance (vyvance) and possession of schedule IV controlled substance (clonazepam).
Last Friday, officers with the Long View Police Department and Catawba County Sheriff’s Office executed a narcotics-related search warrant at an address on 33rd Street SW in Hickory. During the search, approximately 267 individual packages of cannabis infused edibles were seized along with a large amount of THC wax and crystals.
In addition, vyvanse pills and drug paraphernalia were seized. Vyvanse is a stimulant that treats conditions such as ADHD and eating disorders. Other items found and seized during the search included a handgun with a compensator, vacuum sealer, large digital scales, and a money counter.
Following the search, Chester was arrested and charged. He was brought to the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $30,000 secured bond. Chester is not currently listed as an inmate. His next District Court date is set for October 4.