46-year-old James Dewight Bandy of North Caldwell Avenue in Newton and 44-year-old Brandy Renee Kemp of 16th Avenue S.W. in Hickory were both arrested by Hickory Police last night (December 10). They were each charged with one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Both suspects were taken into custody without incident at about 9 p.m. yesterday at a business address on the 1,700 block of Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory. They were jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond for each set at $2,000, secured. Bandy has since been released, while Kemp remained in jail as of this afternoon. First appearances in District Court were scheduled today in Newton.