36-year-old Bradley Dwayne Ledford of B&S Lane and 33-year-old Ashley Elaine Pope of 18th Avenue N.E., both from Hickory, were arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (September 24). 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. Ledford was also charged with one misdemeanor count of possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, while Pope faces one additional misdemeanor count for possession of a schedule IV controlled substance.
Both suspects were taken into custody without incident shortly after 1 a.m. today at a discount store on 16th Street N.E. in Hickory. Ledford and Pope were both placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond for each set at $3,000, secured. They have since been released. First appearances in District Court are coming up tomorrow in Newton.