Marijuana dealer busted by Sheriff’s Ice Unit | Caldwell Journal

LENOIR, NC (April 21, 2017)…Sheriff Alan C. Jones has announced on April 19, 2017, a marijuana dealer was arrested on drug charges stemming from an earlier investigation by the Sheriff’s Office Ice Unit. Anthony Clay Hatton, age 29, of 4475 Sawmills School Road in Granite Falls was taken into custody at his residence without incident by Sheriff’s Deputies on a Warrant for Arrest for Felony Possession with Intent to Sell/Deliver Marijuana and Felony Maintain a Vehicle/Dwelling to Keep or Store Marijuana. On February 28, 2017, during an investigation Ice Unit Narcotic Agents caught Hatton with approximately 3 pounds of high grade marijuana valued at $34,100 according to North Carolina State Drug Guidelines. Agents also took weighing scales and other drug paraphernalia items.

“A significant amount of marijuana was not allowed to hit the street and a dealer was put out of business.” – Sheriff Alan C. Jones

Hatton was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $1,500.00 secured bond. He had a first appearance in District Court in Lenoir on April 20, 2017.

The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office is always in search of any information involving the use and distribution of illegal controlled substances. A concerned citizen’s information and assistance will be kept confidential. If you have any information concerning illegal drug activity in Caldwell County, please contact the:

Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office I.C.E. Unit at 828-757-1178.
Lenoir Police Department’s Narcotics Division at 828-757-2145.
Hudson Police Department at 828-728-5021.
Granite Falls Police Department at 828-396-3358.
Caldwell County Crimestoppers at 828-758-8300

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