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Hawkins deputies allegedly find huge stash of meth on wanted man

Jeff Bobo • Updated Feb 8, 2019 at 11:17 AM

ROGERSVILLE — Hawkins County deputies serving an arrest warrant on a Rogersville man Monday night allegedly seized five ounces of meth valued at approximately $14,000 and a pistol.

Jeremy Wayne Mowell, 36, 833 Burem Road, Rogersville, reportedly told the HCSO following his arrest that he'd just returned home from purchasing the five ounces of meth, and had already sold a quarter ounce shortly before police arrived at his residence.

When deputies arrived at Mowell's residence around 10 p.m. Monday they observed him standing at the passenger side of his pickup.

When Mowell noticed the officers, however, he reportedly took off running and was taken down, and arrested following a brief foot chase and struggle.

Following his arrest Mowell reportedly gave verbal consent to deputies to retrieve approximately five ounces of meth from his pickup, as well as a pistol.

The meth, which was located in a cooler with some baggies, has a street value of approximately $14,000.

The pistol was located int he center console, a gram of cocaine was found int he ashtray, and a glass meth pipe was found in his right front pocket.

Mowell was treated at the Hawkins County Memorial hospital emergency room for injuries he sustained while attempting to flee police, and was then booked into the Hawkins County jail on charges of possession of meth with intent to deliver, simple possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest and possession of a firearm during a dangerous felony.

He was arraigned Wednesday and ordered held in the Hawkins County Jail on $100,000 bond pending a preliminary hearing set for Feb. 20.

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