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Ned Thomas Chapman
Courtesy of Burke County Sheriff's Office

Valdese Man Indicted On Felony Drug Charge

78-year-old Ned Thomas Chapman of Barus Pond Loop in Valdese was arrested Saturday (June 15) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged on an indictment with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance.

Shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday a Public Safety Officer conducted a traffic stop on West Fleming Drive on a 2000 Jeep Cherokee after it stopped in middle of the intersection for a red light. After making contact with the driver, identified as Chapman, the suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony indictment.

Following the arrest, Chapman was released on a written promise. A Superior Court date is scheduled for July 15.