May 15, 2014 10:34:30 AM
A brief car chase ended in front of the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department after a suspect stopped his vehicle in the department's parking lot.
Carlos Conroy Douglas Jr., 37, was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine and multiple traffic violations after he attempted to flee from law enforcement Saturday, according to a press release issued by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department Narcotics Unit.
Authorities said Douglas was asleep in his vehicle at the intersection of Main Street and 23rd Street when a deputy approached him. Douglas woke up, put his car in gear and drove off. He lead deputies on a brief pursuit before he drove into the grass and parking lot at the sheriff's department. He was blocked in by deputies and placed under arrest. He was searched and had what authorities claim is crack cocaine.
Douglas was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine, resisting arrest, driving with a suspended license, failure to yield to sirens and blue lights and no insurance.
His bond totaled $7,390. He is currently in the custody of the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center with a hold for the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
In an unrelated event, a New Hope man was arrested Monday after law enforcement allegedly found crystal meth in his car.
Dustin Thad Cole, 27, of 3095 New Hope Rd., was arrested and charged with one count of possession of methamphetamine and two counts of possession of a controlled substance after a search of his home and car produced methamphetamine, marijuana and prescription drugs.
Just after 2 a.m. Monday, deputies with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department noticed an occupied vehicle sitting in the parking lot of the New Hope Texaco gas station. Cole and an unidentified passenger were inside the vehicle. Deputies received consent to search the vehicle and discovered a substance that they believed to be methamphetamine. The Lowndes County Sheriff's Department Narcotics Unit was called to the scene and they obtained a search warrant for Cole's residence.
A search of the home produced additional methamphetamine as well as marijuana and prescription drugs.
Cole was placed under arrest and transported to the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center. He received a bond of $15,000. He is still in custody.
Sarah Fowler covered crime, education and community related events for The Dispatch.
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