Catawba Man Charged With Trafficking Drugs In Burke County

BURKE COUNTY, NC — Sheriff’s deputies say a 41-year-old man was arrested Monday on drug charges after being stopped for driving without a license.

Deputies were reportedly conducting an investigative traffic stop on Main Street in Valdese when they came in contact with John Harrison Ollis.

Ollis, according to deputies, was found to be driving without a license while on parole. Authorities say a search of his Toyota Camry revealed a trafficking amount of opium and drug paraphernalia, which was seized from the vehicle.

Ollis was taken into custody and charged with felony Trafficking Opium/Heroin. He has been placed under a $3,000 secured bond.