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Drugs off the streets

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.

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.