Plantersville DUI enforcement results in drug seizure from felon

By Press Release

On Saturday night, Plantersville DUI Officer Blake Green and Officer Mark Covington found more than the expected when they stopped Bobby Oswalt, 30, from Tupelo.

The officers quickly determined Oswalt was drinking Jagermeister and taking Xanax. Additionally, Oswalt was transporting parts of a methamphetamine lab with precursors for manufacturing meth.

The “icing on the cake” though was the large vial of “Spice” (synthetic marijuana recently made illegal in MS) and bags of methamphetamine.

Bobby Oswalt, age 30, is charged with:
1. Possession of Methamphetamine

2. Possession of SCH III (Xanax)

3. Possession of “Spice”

4. Possession of the precursors for the manufacture of methamphetamine

5. DUI 2nd Offense

6. Improper Equipment

7. Driving with an open container of alcoholic beverage

Oswalt is on post release supervision with the MS Department of Corrections for the offenses of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Methamphetamine Precursors.

Plantersville Police Chief Maury Schuh said Oswalt has 13 prior felony arrests for Burglary, Possession of Controlled Substance, and has even been charged with aggravated assault.

This is the third felony meth lab case the Plantersville Police Dept has made in the past fiscal year due to DUI Grant from Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. This grant has enabled the Plantersville Police to purchase equipment and pay for officers to work overtime to fight drunk drivers.

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