CHARLESTON -- Five area residents are in the county jail on drug-related charges following a traffic stop by a Mississippi County deputy.
Deputy Marc Tragesser attempted to conduct a traffic stop in East Prairie on Wednesday for illegal tint on a car window. When the vehicle driven by Mark J. Owens, 26, of East Prairie failed to stop a pursuit began, according to Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore.
When Owens' vehicle did finally stop, a passenger later identified as Brian Haynes, 26, of Charleston attempted to flee the area. Moore said Haynes was quickly subdued by Tragesser.
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