Trafficking Case Leads To Active Prison Time For Hickory Man

A Hickory man was sentenced to an active prison term of six to eight years for trafficking methamphetamine and possession of a stolen firearm during Catawba County Superior Court.

Shah Dion Harrison, 46, entered his guilty plea to the charges on January 3, 2023, and sentencing was deferred at that time. He also will be required to pay a mandatory fine of $50,000.

The Honorable Nathaniel J. Poovey, Superior Court Judge from Catawba County, imposed the terms of the plea arrangement on Wednesday, February 8, 2023.

The defendant will serve his period of incarceration in the custody of the North Carolina Division of Adult Corrections.

Investigators obtained a search warrant and executed it on July 22, 2021, after Harrison made three sales of methamphetamine to a confidential informant. Each sale involved large quantities of methamphetamine, and surveillance showed the defendant moving the drugs from his apartment to another location in his vehicle.

They found five separate bags of methamphetamine in the trunk of his vehicle and a pair of stolen handguns in his possession.

The case was investigated by D.A. Sigmon of Hickory Police Department. Assistant District Attorney Hayden Duncan handled prosecution for the State with assistance from Britnee Ulsamer.