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Bryan Owen

A Carroll County man is facing drug trafficking charges in Cherokee County after authorities say they found him with about 50 grams of methamphetamine.

According to a Cherokee Sheriff’s Office report:

A sheriff deputy was at a gas station in southwest Cherokee County July 2 when he noticed a patron, later identified as Bryan Owen, moving away from him, and doing so saw him “run into a cardboard sign, almost knocking it over.” Later, pulling up behind him, he noticed the man’s truck had a border around the license plate, covering the decal, and pulled him over. A K-9 handler was called and an air sniff test around the truck yielded a positive alert for drugs. Deputies searched the vehicle, where they found a bag with a Tupperware container with three bags of methamphetamine and a bag with marijuana, and a Sig Sauer 9mm handgun. They also recovered a small vial with white powder, a glass pipe with residue, a digital scale and several plastic jeweler bags.

Owen, 52, of Temple, was found to have about 50 grams of meth and about two grams of cocaine, according to his arrest warrant. He was arrested July 2 and booked into the Cherokee County jail on charges of trafficking meth, possession of cocaine, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, according to jail and court records. In a separate warrant, he is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, citing a 2007 drug conviction. All the counts are felony charges.

Wednesday, Owen remained in the Cherokee County jail without bond, according to the sheriff’s office.

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