HURLEY, MS (WLOX) - Authorities have captured a man who has been on the run since drug agents busted a huge meth operation in Hurley.
Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd said Spurlon Phillip Owens, 23, fled to Alabama last Monday after agents with the Narcotics Task Force showed up at his home on Frank Snell Road with a search warrant. The sheriff said the agents found the largest meth production operation they've encountered in several years.
Agents said they also found a one-year-old living in the home. The infant was released to family members.
Owens is charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance-Methamphetamine, one count of child abuse, two counts of manufacture of a controlled substance-Methamphetamine, two counts of generation of hazardous waste.
By Saturday, Owens was back in Mississippi, and placed under arrest near his home. Agents said he was once again in the process of making meth. Agents seized that lab, along with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Owens is currently being held at the Jackson County Adult Detention Center, pending an initial court appearance.
Read more on last week's arrests in connection with this same case: http://www.wlox.com/story/21821554/sheriff-meth-hidden-in-babys-diaper-mom-arrested