Drugs off the streets

Published 11:45 am Friday, June 17, 2016

Last Monday, June 6, Prentiss Police officer Gary Bounds attempted to stop a grey Chevy S10.

The Prentiss Headlight—Johnny Myers

The Prentiss Headlight—Johnny Myers

A short pursuit ensued to Airport Road where the suspect’s vehicle was stopped.

The suspect, Johnny Myers of Columbia, then fled on foot.

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Chief Joe Bullock, investigator Zack Jackson, and officer Cassandra Lumpkins assisted officer Bounds.

A short time later, Myers turned himself into the Prentiss Police Department.

He was charged with possession of a felony amount of high grade marijuana with intent.

The Prentiss Police department also seized $1,200 for the abandoned vehicle.

In a separate incident Monday, Prentiss Police officer Richard Browning and Sheriff’s deputy Caleb Williams seized methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and $1300 in cash.

As the two officers were conducting a check-point on Highway 84, Officer Browning observed suspicious activity from three individuals in a red 2012 Toyota Rav.

After asking the individuals to exit the vehicle, the officers discovered the drugs and cash.