37-year-old Brandon Cadelt Clouse and 31-year-old Jessica Keri Price, both of 11th Street N.W. in Hickory, were arrested by Hickory Police last Wednesday (March 17) on drug charges. Clouse was charged with felony possession of a schedule I controlled substance. Price faces felony counts of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession with intent to sell or deliver a counterfeit controlled substance, along with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana up to half-an-ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia.
They were arrested as Hickory Police assisted Probation & Parole Officers with a reported drug violation at the suspects’ residence. Officers found one gram of methamphetamine, four grams of marijuana, one gram of heroin, seven grams of counterfeit heroin, and drug paraphernalia.
Clouse and Price were taken into custody without incident at 8:30 Wednesday night at the residence. They were placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond for Clouse set at $7,500, secured, while Price was given a $6,000 secured bond. They have since been released. Both suspects were scheduled to make first appearances in District Court last Thursday (March 18) in Newton. Clouse also has a Superior Court date coming up on May 3 in Newton. No additional court dates are currently listed for Price.