Conover man arrested on heroin charges


Jeffrey Darren Southers, 46, of Lilly Hill Road in Conover, was arrested by the Catawba County Drug Task Force on Monday night around 9 p.m. after being pulled over by investigators at a residence on Highway 16 South in Newton. Southers was found to be in possession of heroin when investigators conducted a search of the car and the passengers. Southers was charged with trafficking heroin, possession with intent to sell or deliver, and possession of heroin. He is being held at the Catawba County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond.

More information on Southers' arrest will be available in the Wednesday edition of the O-N-E.