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Jesse Matthew Whitaker
Courtesy of Catawba County Sheriff's Office

Valdese Man Jailed In Catawba County On Meth Charge

31-year-old Jesse Matthew Whitaker of Leger Road in Valdese was arrested by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, simple possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, and two counts of simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance. Whitaker was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (August 23) under $5,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today.