PASCAGOULA, Mississippi — Spurlon Phillip Owens of Hurley has been arrested by the Narcotics Task Force of Jackson County and charged with multiple counts relating to what the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is describing as “the largest methamphetamine production operation they have encountered in the past several years.”
The charges stem from a two-month long operation conducted by Task Force agents, who executed a search warrant at Owens home in the 9000 block of Frank Snell Road in Hurley in rural northeast Jackson County on March 25, when they discovered the large methamphetamine operation. Owens was not home at the time, having fled to Alabama to avoid arrest.
Spurlon Phillip Owens
In addition, Owens, 23, had a one-year-old infant residing with him at the time. The Department of Human Services was notified of the child living in the residence and the child was ultimately turned over to family members.
On March 30, agents located Owens near his home and found him again in the process of manufacturing methamphetamines. The agents seized the lab and an undisclosed amount of cash.
Owens was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Child Abuse, two counts of Manufacturing a Controlled Substance and two counts of Generation of Hazardous Waste.
He is currently being held in the Jackson County Adult Detention Center awaiting his initial appearance in court.
During Owens’ arrest, agents also arrested Megan Marie Graham, who was found to have an outstanding warrant with the Pascagoula Police Department for Failure to Appear.