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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

Apple Valley Possession of Narcotics for Sale

DATE/TIME:          October 4, 2013/11:15 a.m.

LOCATION:           20700 block of Van Duesen, Apple Valley

SUSPECTS:          Jason Jones, age 40 of Apple Valley

                               Jessica Channel, age 21 of Apple Valley


On Friday, October 4, 2013 at approximately 11:15am, deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station received a call from a concerned citizen regarding a suspicious vehicle.  According to the caller, a male and female had been sitting in the parked vehicle for approximately 3 to 4 hours and they were not recognized as living in the area. 


Deputy Katie Merrill made contact with the occupants who were both found to be on supervised probation as a result of AB 109 Release.  As part of Governor Jerry Brown’s Realignment Plan, or Assembly Bill 109, to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court decision requiring the state to lower its prison population by 30,000: offenders with non-violent, non-sexual and non serious convictions will serve reduced sentences in county jails and be placed on local supervision through county probation.

During a search of the vehicle, over 12 grams of tar heroin and over 9 grams of methamphetamine were located.  Jason Jones and Jessica Channell were arrested without incident and are currently being held at the West Valley Detention Center. 


Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Deputy Katie Merrill at (760) 552-6800.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at


Refer:          Staci Johnson

Station:        Victor Valley Station

Phone No.:   (760) 552-6845


John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700

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