China Grove man charged with trafficking heroin

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 16, 2011

By Nathan Hardin
A China Grove man was arrested and given a $350,000 bond on Monday after authorities say he was found with 0.18 ounces of heroin in his vehicle.
According to a report from the Magistrate’s Office, Clark Hatley Mills, 450 Weaver Road, China Grove, was arrested by Rowan County Sheriff’s Office deputies at a checkpoint near Newsome Road in Salisbury about 4:45 p.m.
The report said deputies found heroin along with three small tablets of Klonopin in Mills’ 2000 Honda Accord. Deputies also found six syringes in the car.
Mills was arrested and charged with four counts of felony trafficking heroin, two counts of felony possession of heroin with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, one count of felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver Klonopin, two counts of felony maintaining a vehicle for keeping and storing drugs and two counts of drug paraphernalia.
Mills was given a $350,000 bond and was still in jail Monday night.
He has a court date for Wednesday.