A Fort Worth man was sentenced Friday in a Dallas federal court to 16 years in prison for trafficking methamphetamine, officials reported.Charles Michael Owens, 28, pled guilty and admitted that on June 29, 2012, he possessed 50 grams or more of meth that he planned to sell, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney’s office. Owens was arrested that day after law enforcement officers watched him drive away from his home on McLemore Avenue in Fort Worth. A Tarrant County sheriff’s deputy tried to stop Owens on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant, but he sped off. Owens was seen throwing a plastic bag out of the car.He eventually was stopped. Officers found $57,573 in cash in a hollowed-out 12-volt car battery. They recovered the bag he threw out and it contained meth. In his house, they found a digital scale and “hand-written drug-related notes,” the news release stated.
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