19-year-old Zachery Alexander Dickerson of Newton was arrested by Catawba County Narcotics Officers Tuesday (April 5) on charges of felony trafficking in opioids by possession & transportation.
He was arrested when Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle occupied by the suspect. During a search of the vehicle and a subsequent search of Dickerson’s residence, Investigators seized 21 grams of pressed fentanyl pills.
Dickerson was taken into custody and given a $20,000 secured bond. He is not currently listed as an inmate in Catawba County. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled yesterday (April 6) in Newton. Dickerson’s next court date was set for April 27.
The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, the Newton Police Department, the Taylorsville Police Department, and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation all assisted in the investigation.