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Owensboro men arrested for drugs after running from traffic stop

Two Owensboro men are arrested on drug charges afer authorities say they tried to flee from a traffic stop.

Kentucky State Police say a trooper stopped a vehicle on Kentucky 144 and Reid Rd. in Daviess County around 10:30 a.m. on Friday for a seatbelt violation.

During the stop, the trooper says the passenger ran from the vehicle. The trooper chased the suspect and apprehended him. The trooper determined Jeremiah Chapman, 35, had an active warrant for his arrest.

While searching the vehicle, troopers say they found about 18 grams of suspected bath salts, marijuana, paraphernalia, bolt cutters, and about $100 in crash.

Chapman was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, fleeing or evading police, and possession of burglary tools.

James Jennings, 27, is charged with failure to wear seatbelt, operating motor vehicle under the influence, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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(This story was originally published August 10, 2018)

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