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Man Found With Meth Not Jailed Due To Covid Protocols

On 02-04-2021 at approximately 10:12 AM Toledo Police Department Sgt. Pitcher conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle after observing numerous traffic violations. Sgt. Pitcher identified the driver of the vehicle as Justin Lee Knowlton of Siletz, Or, and a female passenger as Kayla Carlile of McMinnville , Or.

At the time of the stop Mr. Knowlton had an active felony warrant for his arrest for felony weapons offense and was on “abscond” status on his felony parole out of Douglas County. Mr. Knowlton’s driver’s license was also suspended at the misdemeanor level.

Through further investigation Sgt. Pitcher located approximately 22 grams of methamphetamine and a digital gram scale inside of the vehicle. At this time other items belonging to Mr. Knowlton was seized in anticipation of a search warrant. At the time of the stop the Lincoln County Jail refused to lodge Mr. Knowlton citing COVID-19 protocols.

On 02-08-2021 the search warrant on Mr. Knowlton’s property was executed and approximately one pound of individually packaged methamphetamine was located, along with other items commonly used in the delivery, manufacture and possession of methamphetamine.

Mr. Knowlton currently has felony warrants for his arrest and will face numerous additional charges from this case. If you have information of Mr. Knowlton or his whereabouts please contact your local Police Department or the Toledo Police Department at 541-336-5555.

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