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Traffic Stop Results In Morganton Drug Arrest
Ronald Roy Moretz, Jr.
Courtesy of Burke County P2C website

Traffic Stop Results In Morganton Drug Arrest

52-year-old Ronald Roy Moretz, Jr. of Pax Hill Road in Morganton was arrested Tuesday (June 14) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) along with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana paraphernalia and larceny of property, receiving or possessing stolen goods. Moretz has also been cited for traffic violations including driving while license revoked and expired registration card or tag.

According to police reports, just before midnight Monday (June 13) a Morganton Public Safety Officer initiated a traffic stop on a Dodge van on Bost Road for displaying an unreadable registration tag and for having a right tail light out. During the arrest, police reportedly seized .8 grams of methamphetamine.

Moretz was placed into custody and brought to the magistrates office where he was served with the arrest warrants. He was incarcerated in the Burke County Jail under $6,000 secured bond. Moretz remained in jail as of earlier today (June 17). His next District Court appearance is scheduled for July 11 in Morganton.