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Escapee caught in Long Beach

An 18-year-old who escaped from a narcotics office after a traffic stop Thursday night was later apprehended on Cleveland Avenue in Long Beach.

Sheriff's Maj. Tony Sauro said Allen Eric Mitchell was pulled over on a traffic violation at Interstate 10 East near the 26-mile marker. Officers found 13 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle, Sauro said.

Mitchell is being held at the Harrison County jail on bonds totalling $150,000 on drug and felony escape charges.

The Sun Herald will update this story in Saturday's edition.

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