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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

Date/Time:        March 14, 2014/8:21 a.m.

Incident:            Search Warrants - Possession of Controlled Substance

Location:           200 block of East Big Bear Boulevard, Big Bear City

Suspect(s):         Crystal Ries, age 22; Lori Coshw, age 48; Elizabeth O'Donnell, age 41; Charles Walker, age 56;
                           Lance Clark, age 31; Peter Slack, age 48 all residents of Big Bear City



On Friday, March 14, the Multiple Enforcement Team (M.E.T), from the Big Bear Station prepared and served a search warrant in the 200 block of East Big Bear Blvd in Big Bear City. Information on the sale of narcotics was gathered on the location over several days.


Participating in the service of the search warrant and investigation were deputies from the Big Bear Station along with personnel from San Bernardino County Probation, including their K9 Officer.  San Bernardino County Code Enforcement responded for several building code violations discovered during the search.


Approximately a quarter of an ounce of methamphetamine was recovered along with opiates, glass pipes, and hypodermic syringes/needles. Scales with drug residue, packaging materials and over $200.00 in twenty dollar bills were also recovered at the residence.

Deputies recovered several items from the residence that are believed to be stolen property.  The investigation is ongoing, deputies will attempt to identify the victims of the stolen property.


All six suspects were arrested, transported and booked into the Big Bear Jail.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Big Bear Station at (909) 866-0100.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

Refer:        Detective L. Siebert
                  Deputy T. Wijnhamer
                  Deputy C. Ortiz

Station:     Big Bear Sheriff's Station

Phone No.:  (909) 866-0100

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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