IUKA - A Tishomingo County couple are in jail facing felony drug charges after running a stop sign Monday.

Tishomingo County deputy sheriffs pulled over a car June 17 on County Road 200 near Iuka for a moving violation. Officers learned that the driver had an outstanding warrant for Iuka police. The passenger had an open container. Both were arrested, placed in separate cars and carried to the county jail.

On the way to the jail, the driver tried to hide some methamphetamine in the patrol car and was caught in the act. The female passenger attempted to hide drugs after she entered the jail. A female corrections officer found two bags of methamphetamine on her.

Albert Powell, 49, of 229 Maple St., Iuka, was charged with felony tampering with evidence and possession of a controlled substance. Amanda Smith Hare, 38, of 12C County Road 200, Iuka, was charged with introduction of narcotics into a correctional facility and possession of a controlled substance.

Both remain in the custody of the Tishomingo County Jail where they await the setting of bond in Tishomingo County Justice Court.



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