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Three arrests over the weekend were all linked to cocaine charges, while an arrest was linked to one of the three suspects.
The arrests began on Friday around 10:49 p.m. A Newton police officer pulled over a suspect for suspicious damage to the vehicle. Newton Police Department Captain Tim Hayes said the officer said the vehicle looks as if it had been in a wreck. Hayes said police reports said the vehicle was leaking fluids and both air bags were deployed. When the officer asked the suspect what he was doing the suspect responded saying he was returning the vehicle to his girlfriend’s house. The officer then noticed bloodshot eyes as well as smelled alcohol. The suspect, Warren England, 51, was charged with DWI as well as Possession With Intent to Sell Deliver Cocaine.
To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.