A Waynesville drug dealer has been arrested on multiple felonies. Christopher Lewis Hester, 34, was arrested by Haywood County Sheriff’s deputies on Feb. 17 for a failure to appear on several pending felonies. At the time of arrest, Hester was allegedly in possession of methamphetamine and a handgun. Hester was in possession of over 17 grams of individually wrapped methamphetamine and a “380 caliber handgun.” Hester was charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance and possession of a firearm by a felon. The charges for which Hester failed to appear were four counts of possession of a controlled substance on a jail premises, two counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance, one count of possession with intent to sell or deliver a schedule IV controlled substance, one count of possession of less than a half-ounce of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. In addition, Hester was recently hit with two habitual felon indictments. Hester is being held on $100,000 for the failure to appear and $15,000 bond on his new charges and is scheduled to appear in court on March 11.
Post source : Kyle Perrotti, The Mountaineer Newspaper