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CHP Incident: Susanville Man Arrested on Weapon and Drug Charges

A 31-year old Susanville man was arrested on numerous narcotics and firearms charges Monday, after CHP officers conducted a traffic stop on Main Street in Janesville and discovered a cache of drugs and weapons in his vehicle.

At around 2:37a.m., according to details provided by the Susanville office of the California Highway Patrol, CHP officers conducted a traffic stop on a silver BMW driven by Kenneth Owens for expired registration and false registration tabs.

“During the investigation, officers discovered enough evidence to impound the BMW,” explains CHP Public Information Officer Bruce Thuelchassaigne.

“During the impound inventory officers located 233 grams of fentanyl, a large quantity of prescription pills, and a loaded homemade handgun.”

Owens, who, according to the CHP, is prohibited from possessing firearms, was arrested on numerous charges related to possession of fentanyl for sale, possession of prescription pills for sale, possession of a homemade firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.

He was booked into the Lassen County adult detention facility.

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso
SusanvilleStuff.com Publisher/Editor
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