The Following is a release from the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office:On Tuesday, June 19th, Deputies with the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by Taylorsville Police, arrested John Paul Hammer, age 45 of Taylorsville. Hammer was charged with Possession with Intent to Sell/Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Schedule IV Controlled Substance, Simple Possession Schedule IV Controlled Substance, Simple Possession Schedule VI Controlled Substance, and two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
These charges stem from an investigation following a 911 Open-Line call at Hammer’s Residence, where someone at the residence accidentally dialed. When officers arrived and made contact with Hammer, a meth pipe was found in Hammer’s possession which led to the above charges. Hammer was found to be in possession of 2.6 grams of Methamphetamine, individually packaged,113 dosage units of Alaprozalam, and marijuana. Hammer was arrested without incident and transported to the Alexander County Detention Center where he was placed under a $35,000 secured bond with a first appearance date of June 25, 2018 in Alexander County District Court.