NEWTON, N.C. -- A Catawba County man faces a number of drug charges after being arrested Wednesday

The Catawba County Sheriff s Office said Justo Manuel Gonzalez Jr. was arrested during a traffic stop on N.C. 16.

During the stop, deputies searched the vehicle and found 16 ounces of methamphetamine.

Gonzalez was charged with four counts of trafficking meth.

He is being held under $300,000 bond.

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