Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of 3 in Twin Peaks For Controlled Substances

By G. T. Houts

Rim Forest, CA – On Sunday February 4, 2018 Deputy Kelly Bush observed a 2007 GMC Sierra traveling on Hwy 18, between Hwy 189 and Pine Ave. The Deputy noticed the GMC’s license plate was not properly illuminated, Deputy Bush stopped the GMC at approximately 1:00 a.m. and contacted the driver, Farrell Wilder, a 68 year old resident of Twin Peaks, for the equipment violation. Jason Averhart, a 46 year old resident of  Crestline, and Ramona Wade, a 19 year old resident of Crestline, were passengers in the vehicle. Averhart was on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) Probation, since 12/24/2017, for previous drug and violence-related charges. He also had an active arrest warrant for possession of a controlled substance.

Evidence confiscated during the search of the suspects and vehicle. (Contributed photo)

During the search of the GMC, Deputy Bush located paraphernalia related to drug sales. Some of the items found inside the GMC included: US Currency, brand new small zippered plastic baggies, a digital scale, a large homemade wooden billy club, and ironwood baton, multiple fixed blade knives, glass meth pipes, and crystal methamphetamine. Widner, Adverhart, and Wade were all arrested and transported to the West Valley Detention Center, where they were booked for transportation of controlled substances for sale. While being booked, deputies located additional crystal methamphetamines on Wade, while he was inside the jail facility. In total, over a quarter pound of methamphetamine was confiscated as evidence.

Anyone with information related to the investigation is requested to call Deputy Kelly Bush, of the Twin Peaks Station at (909) 336-0600, or We-Tip at (800)  782-7436 if they wish to remain anonymous.