Susanville man arrested on drug, weapons charges

The California Highway Patrol arrested a Susanville man on drug and weapons charges.

According to a statement from the CHP, Kenneth James Owens, 32, of Susanville was booked into the Lassen County Jail “on numerous charges related to possession of fentanyl for sale, possession of prescription pills for sale, possession of a homemade firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.”

A CHP officer conducted a traffic stop on a silver BMW Owens was driving about 2:37 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22 on Main Street in Janesville for expired registration and false registration tabs. During the investigation, officers discovered enough evidence to impound the BMW, and during an impound inventory, officer located 233 grams of suspected fentanyl, a large quantity of prescription pill and a loaded homemade handgun.

Owens’ bail was set at $35,000.