Boaz Man Arrested on Drug Trafficking & Possession


Authorities in Etowah County have arrested a Boaz man they say had meth, marijuana, and cash when he led an officer on a high speed chase. Justin Mansel is charged with drug trafficking, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to the Etowah County Drug Task Force Commander, Mansel was driving a motorcycle when he refused to stop for an Attalla police officer.

Mansel led the officer on a chase up I-59 North near the Highway 11 Overpass where he stopped and ran on foot. The officer caught Mansel and discovered more than 300 grams of meth, marijuana, more than $2,000 cash, and a glass pipe. Mansel was booked into the Etowah County Detention Center on $100,000 cash bond and $2,000 property bond.

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