MOUNT VERNON — A Columbus man with outstanding drug trafficking charges has been indicted by the grand jury for an alleged second drug trafficking offense.

Charles M. Shannon, 40, was indicted by the Jan. 8 grand jury on charges of aggravated trafficking in drugs, a second-degree felony, aggravated possession of drugs, a second-degree felony, and failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, a fourth-degree felony.

The charges stem from Dec. 26, when Mount Vernon Police searched Shannon’s vehicle after a lengthy chase and found 50 grams of meth.

According to MVPD reports, police attempted to stop Shannon, who was driving a 1997 Chevy pickup, for a traffic violation. Shannon fled out of the city westbound onto Old Delaware Road. Shannon exited the roadway, cutting through yards and fields, and at one point drove between two houses “within close proximity of each other,” according to reports.

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