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Report: 2 found in car stolen from dealership, cocaine residue detected in baggie

Staff Report • Feb 28, 2014 at 7:41 AM

Washington County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two men this week after they said they found them inside a car that had been reported stolen from a local dealership.

On Thursday, deputies arrested Terry Lynn Mowel, 55, of Shipley Church Road, Church Hill, and Alexander Milne, 21, whose address was not provided, after a traffic stop at Dollar General at 2276 Gray Station/Sulphur Springs Road in Jonesborough.

Deputies said they identified the vehicle as one stolen from Kia of Kingsport on Wednesday. Both Milne and Mowel were arrested once deputies said that suspicion was confirmed.

After a K9 unit was called to search the vehicle, deputies said the dog located “small baggies containing cocaine residue” inside.

Both Mowel and Milne were charged with possession of stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia. In addition, Milne was also charged with criminal impersonation and driving without a license. Both men were taken to the Washington County Detention Center, where Mowel was being held on $11,000 bond and Milne was held on $13,000 bond.

Both were scheduled to appear in Sessions Court this afternoon.

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