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Paul Manuel Payne
courtesy of Hickory Police Dept.

Taylorsville Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Drug Charge

29-year-old Paul Manuel Payne of Shepherd Court in Taylorsville was arrested by Hickory Police last Wednesday (September 7) for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance. Payne was taken into custody without incident at a residential address on 9th Avenue Drive N.E. in Hickory. He was processed at the Hickory Police Department and later released under a $15,000 unsecured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled last Thursday in Newton. No additional court dates in Catawba County are currently listed; however, Payne will appear in Alexander County District Court on September 26 for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and child abuse.