36-year-old Dan William Barnes and 51-year-old Christy Leanne Anderson, each from different addresses on Watson Price Road in Morganton, were arrested by Hickory Police just after 10:30 last night (August 10). They were both charged with felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine). Barnes was also charged with felony larceny, along with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana up to half an ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia. Anderson faces an additional count of misdemeanor larceny and she was charged with failure to appear on one count of possession of stolen goods or property.
They were arrested after Hickory Police conducted a traffic stop at the A.B.C. store on Highway 321 N.W. in Hickory. During the stop, Officers found a baggie containing 4.1 grams of a white substance, another baggie containing 2.5 grams of a white substance, and 0.9 grams of marijuana. Barnes and Anderson were also served with additional outstanding warrants. The warrants for Barnes were from Haywood County, while Anderson’s warrants were issued in Burke County.
They were both taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility. Bond for Barnes was set at $15,000, secured, while Anderson was given a $6,000 secured bond. As of this afternoon, Barnes was no longer listed as an inmate in Catawba County. He has a District Court date coming up on August 17 in Newton. Anderson was due in District Court today with another court date on October 29.