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March 4, 2014

Police find drugs inside arrested man

CHICKASHA —

A man was arrested for obstructing an officer, unlawful carry of a weapon, public intoxication, possession of methamphetamine and bringing contraband into jail on March 1.

Jimmy Dean Howell refused to stop when Chickasha Police Officer David Harper-Head stopped him for roadway violations.

Harper-Head pursued Howell through an alley to the bank of Line Creek. He said he saw Howell abandon his bicycle and jump into the creek.

“I gave Howell commands to come to me. He listened and crawled up the bank,” Harper-Head said.

Howell was placed under arrest for obstructing an officer. During a pat-down, Harper-Head said he found a knife in Howell's pocket.

“Howell told me he was 'stoned' and paranoid and that is why he ran,” he said. “While speaking with Howell, I could smell a moderate odor of an unknown alcoholic beverage about his breath  and person. I saw that Howell's eyes were bloodshot and watery.”

Harper-Head said he was called back to the jail and told that a detention officer had found a pill bottle on Howell's person.

“[the officer] told me he believed that Howell had the bottle concealed either underneath his scrotum or in his anal cavity,” he said. “[the officer] told me that Howell begged him not to do anything about the bottle. [He] said he looked inside the bottle and saw that it contained pills and some straws.”

Harper-Head said the bottle contained  nine pink pills, straws and a crystal substance. The additional charges were added.

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