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Suspects Charged With Cocaine, Heroin Trafficking Following Traffic Stop
L-R: Dorian Michael Morgan and Britney Nicole Cantrell
Courtesy of Catawba County Sheriff's Office

Suspects Charged With Cocaine, Heroin Trafficking Following Traffic Stop

33-year-old Dorian Michael Morgan and 27-year-old Britney Nicole Cantrell, both of Morganton, were arrested last Saturday (May 14) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with two counts apiece of trafficking in cocaine and trafficking in heroin.

Morgan is additionally charged with felony counts of maintaining a vehicle for the purpose of possessing, selling, or delivering controlled substance and possession of a firearm by a felon. He also faces misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Cantrell is also charged with possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia. She’s additionally charged with probation violation and two counts of failure to appear on misdemeanor larceny charges. WHKY previously reported on the arrest of Cantrell earlier this week.

On Saturday, Investigators with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Group (SEG) conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at the intersection of Springs Road and Section House Road for a speeding violation. The vehicle was operated by Dorian Michael Morgan with Britany Nicole Cantrell as a passenger. A search of the vehicle reportedly resulted in the seizure of 238 grams of heroin, 59 grams of cocaine, 19 grams of marijuana, $6,425 in United States Currency, drug paraphernalia, and a firearm.

Items seized during trafficking arrests in Catawba County on May 14, 2022
Courtesy of Catawba County Sheriff’s Office

Morgan received a $225,000 secured bond, he was not listed as an inmate in Catawba County today (May 18). He had a District Court date scheduled Monday (May 16), no upcoming court dates were listed. Cantrell was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a total bond of $169,000. District Court dates are scheduled for May 23, June 6, and July 12. Superior Court appearances are scheduled for June 6 and July 18.