Traffic stop in Celina leads to seizure of suspected meth, 2 arrests

A traffic stop involving a man who police know is not likely to have his driver's license led to the discovery of suspected methamphetamine, a loaded handgun and cash, Celina police said Tuesday.

The arrest of 24-year-old Mark Worrell of Celina and his passenger, Heather Mullins, occurred not long after a patrolman made the traffic stop prompted by a citizen's call to report a drug transaction.

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The caller described two vehicles, which left the parking lot of Advance Auto on Grand Lake Road just after noon before the caller could hang up.

Patrolman Brian Taylor spotted a gray 2011 Jeep on East Wayne Street moments later. It was one of the vehicles described in the suspected drug deal and Worrell was identified as the driver.

Taylor knew Worrell likely would not have his driver's license, police department officials said in a statement about the arrests.

Officers searched the vehicle and seized suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, hundreds of dollars in cash and a loaded handgun, department officials said.

Tuesday night, Worrell remained in the Mercer County Jail on charges of carrying concealed weapons and drug possession. His bond has been set at $50,000.

Mullins is being detained on a warrant from Celina Municipal Court on a charge of failure to pay fines on a matter unrelated to Tuesday's arrest.

County Prosecutor Mathew Fox is reviewing the drug case, according to the police department.

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