Man arrested in Marion Co. after chase, police find $98K in drug money

Man arrested in Marion Co. after chase, police find $98K in drug money
Michael Nave Vega; Source: Marion Co. SO

MARION COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - A man was arrested by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday after officers received a call about someone driving recklessly.

The caller said the car was leaving the city limits of Columbia traveling north on Hwy 13 north running through traffic control devices at a high rate of speed.

Deputy Jeremy Sellers caught up with the car and tried to make a traffic stop. The car sped up and fled from Deputy Sellers.

A pursuit continued on Hwy 13 north traveling into Jefferson Davis County. It finally ended on 184 just off Hwy 13.

26-year-old Michael Nave Vega of New York, was charged with felony fleeing, disorderly conduct, and multiple traffic violations.

His bond was set at $11,000.

Deputy Sellers found $98,900 in cash and during the course of the investigation determined the money was used in drug activity.

Cash recovered after chase; Source: Marion Co. SO
Cash recovered after chase; Source: Marion Co. SO

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department is continuing the investigation and has seized the cash.

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