CLARKSVILLE — The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office busted a village residence and located large amounts of marijuana and cocaine, as well as $2,363 in cash on site, according to authorities.
In addition, the sheriff’s office entry team reports they found evidence of drugs trafficking such as digital scales, plastic bags and a large safe.
A father and son were arrested. They are Gregory Bowser Sr., 40, and Gregory Bowser Jr., 20, both of the same 200 block residence on South First Street in Clarksville. As of now, the father is charged with possessing cocaine, whereas the son is charged with trafficking in marijuana.
Sgt. Doug Eastes characterized the amount of cocaine as “pretty substantial,” adding it’s been a while for that much cocaine to be found in the county.
The marijuana includes what is believed to be marijuana edibles — treats laced with marijuana.
The marijuana edibles found in Clarksville are a combination of Cheerios and, Eastes thinks, Trix, along with one or two other types of breakfast cereals.
Altogether, the street value of the seized cocaine and marijuana is approximately $4,000 or $5,000, according to Eastes.
A Clinton County Municipal Court-authorized search warrant of the residence was executed in the early morning hours Thursday, Jan. 4. No one answered after sheriff’s office personnel knocked on the door, so they forced open the door and found three individuals inside, said Eastes.
Bowser Sr. and Bowser Jr. were arrested without incident.
“Tons of paraphernalia for drug use” was located at the residence, he said.
As of Friday morning, Bowser Sr. remained incarcerated at the Clinton County Jail on a $50,000 bond. Bowser Jr. was able to post a $5,000 bond and was subsequently released, said Eastes.
Following laboratory analysis and further investigation, additional criminal charges may be pending, he said.
It was information provided by concerned citizens that led the sheriff’s office to make the arrests.
“We appreciate the information we receive from local citizens,” the sergeant added.
He encouraged anybody with information regarding suspicious drug activity to visit the sheriff’s office website at clintonsheriff.com and click inside the Crime Tipline box on the right-hand side to report the activity. You can remain anonymous. An alternative is to call the sheriff’s office at 937-382-1611 and give the information.
“We’re always willing to take the information, and hopefully then gather enough information to put a drug dealer out of business,” Eastes remarked.
Reach Gary Huffenberger at 937-556-5768.