Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 11378 HS [Possession of controlled substance for sale]
Report Number:
2012-3780    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
11378 HS [Possession of controlled substance for sale]
Location:
32600 O
When: Date: Time: 1700 Hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: People of the State
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Knox Sowers 33 Fort Bragg, CA
Suspect #2: Karen Bryan 23 Fort Bragg, CA
         
Written by: Sergeant Joseph Comer
Synopsis: On 02-16-2012 at approximately 1700 hours, Deputies conducted a parole search at 32600 O'Bayley Drive.

Upon their arrival, Deputies made contact with the Suspect, Knox Sowers, outside his residence. Sowers is on active CDC parole. During the contact, Sowers attempted to conceal 3.5 grams of what later field tested presumptive positive for methamphetamine.

Deputies then made contact with Sower's cohabiting partner, Karen Bryan, inside the residence. Bryan was also caught attempting to conceal and/or destroy items by flushing them down the toilet. The items were not positively identified but Bryan informed the Deputies that she had destroyed drug paraphernalia.

A further search of the residence revealed other drug paraphernalia and both Sowers and Bryan were subsequently arrested.

Both suspects were transported to and booked into the Mendocino County Jail. Sowers was booked on charges of 11378 HS and 3056 PC with no bail. Bryan was booked on charges of 11378 HS, 11364 HS and 135 PC with bail set at $25,000.00.
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