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Mississippi Man Arrested After Police Find Heroin
Updated April 9, 2015 7:52 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(SEYMOUR) - Police used a stun gun and a police dog to catch a man officers said was a heroin dealer.

38-year-old Manwell Owens of Oxford, Mississippi was arrested during a traffic stop Monday on Interstate 65 about a mile north of the U.S. 50 exit.

He faces a felony charge of dealing heroin, after police reported finding more than 250 grams in the vehicle he was in, according to a report from state police.

Indiana State Police Master Trooper Tommy Walker says that at approximately 2:15 p.m., ISP Trooper Randel Miller observed a car traveling south on I-65 near the 51 mile marker that was following another vehicle too closely. After executing a traffic stop, the trooper reported observing things that indicated the possibility of drugs inside the vehicle.

Trooper Stephen Wheeles and his K-9 partner Jinx arrived to assist shortly thereafter. Jinx alerted to the presence of drugs inside the vehicle, which led to the passenger, 38-year-old Manwell Owens of Oxford, MS allegedly running from the vehicle into a field.

Trooper Wheeles and Jinx gave chase and caught up to Owens shortly thereafter. Trooper Wheeles deployed his taser after Owens allegedly continued to resist arrest. Owens was apprehended immediately thereafter. A loaded handgun was reportedly found in his possession.

Trooper Miller arrested the driver, 38-year-old Chayla Carr of Louisville, KY.

A search of the vehicle allegedly yielded over 250 grams of heroin.

Owens was checked for injury by Jackson County EMS, then transported to the Jackson County Jail facing felony counts of dealing heroin, possession of a handgun by a serious violent felon and misdemeanor charges of resisting law enforcement Carr was also booked in the Jackson County Jail. She is facing one felony count of dealing heroin, and was cited for following too closely.

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