Wanted Jackson County woman arrested at Columbus store

Natasha Owens. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department

Columbus police arrested a wanted Jackson County woman on additional drug-related charges after an incident at a local store.

Police say that they were called to the Walmart on Whitfield Drive at about 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon to remove a woman that employees said was trespassing at the store. Police discovered that 28-year-old Natasha L. Owens of Freetown was also wanted on a warrant out of Jennings County.

She was searched as she was taken into custody and officers discovered fentanyl in her purse. She was arrested on the outstanding warrant and on a new charge for possessing the narcotics.