Longview teen caught with pills, marijuana, cash in his backpack

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - Investigators noticed a teen walking on the wrong side of the 200 block of Melton Street in Longview on Tuesday. What they found in his backpack landed him in jail.

According to Gregg County Organized Drug Enforcement, agents say 18-year-old LaDarrion Marquis-Shamon Owens ditched a backpack and ran when they tried to stop him.

They caught him after a short chase, then found marijuana, prescription pills, ecstasy and cash in the backpack.

He's in jail on six criminal charges and $76,500 bond. It's his fourth arrest in a year.


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