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Jack Edward Cresawn
Courtesy of Burke County P2C website

Traffic Stop Results In Arrest Of Man On Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Charges

65-year-old Jack Edward Cresawn of Pete Brittain Road in Morganton was arrested Sunday (February 18) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) along with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and open container of alcohol violation.

On Sunday, a Public Safety Officer was patrolling the area of Enola Road near Pete Brittain Road. The officer clocked a silver Kia passenger car to be traveling 51 miles-per-hour in a 35 miles-per-hour zone. The officer stopped the vehicle on Pete Brittain Road. Cresawn was identified as the driver and he did not have his license. According to police reports, the officer seized methamphetamine and a meth pipe during the traffic stop.

According to the North Carolina Department Of Adult Correction Offender Public Information website, Cresawn has multiple convictions listed, all in Burke County, dating back to 1983. All but one of the cases involved misdemeanor charges. His most recent conviction was in October, 2019 for felony possession of schedule II controlled substance.

Following Sunday’s arrest, Cresawn was incarcerated in the Burke County Jail under $6,000 secured bond. He was not listed as an inmate as of earlier today (February 22). A first appearance in District Court was scheduled Monday (February 19). Cresawn’s next District Court date is scheduled for April 11.