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Gregory Chase Owens
Items seized from Owens’ vehicle included a bag containing 110 grams of meth, more than $11,000 in cash, a pistol, and a glass pipe, with more items discovered at his residence. Photo submitted by the Coosa County Sheriff’s Office
By Christa Jennings
Senior Staff Writer
A Weogufka man and a Harpersville woman were arrested earlier this month on multiple drug-related charges, including drug trafficking, following a routine traffic stop.
Sheriff Michael Howell reported that on November 7 Deputy Ward conducted a traffic stop on County Road 41 in the Weogufka area. He issued some citations and further proceeded to conduct a search of the vehicle.
During the search Ward and Reserve Deputy Payton located a large bag of methamphetamine, a glass pipe used for smoking meth, rolling papers, and marijuana. Additionally, in the vehicle they also found a 9-millimeter pistol and more than $11,000 in cash.
Sheriff Howell reported that the bag found in the vehicle contained a total of 110 grams of methamphetamine.
The driver, 37-year-old Gregory Chase Owens of Weogufka, was arrested and charged with drug trafficking, first-degree possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a pistol by a violent felon.
The woman with him, 34-year-old Magan Fowler of Harpersville, was arrested on the same charges, except for a change in the marijuana charge. She was charged with drug trafficking, second-degree possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a pistol by a violent felon.
Upon that arrest, the Sheriff’s Office got a warrant to search Owens’ house. There, Howell reported they found numerous firearms, including long guns, and more meth.
Owens was then arrested on November 9 for the additional charges of possession of a controlled substance, being a felon in possession of a firearm and second-degree receiving stolen property relating to having a firearm that was stolen from Shelby County.
Owens’ total bond for all seven charges from those two days has been set at $405,000. Fowler’s total bond for all four charges from November 7 has been set at $57,500.
As of press time both remained in custody at the Coosa County Jail awaiting trial.