RICHARD BOWKEROn July 26, 2013 the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the Hoxie Police Department

arrested Clarence Richard Bowker , age 46, of Black Rock on charges of possession of a controlled substance

(meth), possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The arrest stems from deputies having  information that Bowker was involved in illegal drug activity.

Deputies ran a check of Bowker and discovered he was on suspended imposition of sentence (SIS) for

prior drug charges. Deputies went to Bowker’s residence at Black Rock to speak with him about the

information. Bowker was not home but deputies found that he was in Hoxie.

The Hoxie Police Department was contacted and together the officers went to find Bowker.

Officers soon found Bowker and confronted him with the information they had.

Bowker gave the officers a baggie of meth, a baggie of marijuana and a used glass pipe that were in his possession.

Bowker was placed under arrest and transported to the Lawrence County Jail to await a bond hearing.