Large quantity of Methamphetamine 

Plus loaded 12-gauge Shotgun‚Äč


Information regarding the whereabouts of 25-year-old James Wilson, a resident of Big Bear City was received by Big Bear Sheriff’ Deputies Friday, July 3, 2015. Wilson, a fugitive was wanted for violation of the terms and conditions of his Post Release Community Supervision. 

 A No-bail Warrant for Wilson’s arrest had been issued. H was reported to be in the forested area of Saw Mill Canyon. Patrol Deputies and Deputies of the Multi Enforcement Team conducted an area check and located Wilson and his vehicle in Saw Mill Canyon. Deputies searched James Wilson and his vehicle, and found Wilson to be in possession of a large quantity of methamphetamine, a loaded 12 gauge shotgun, ammunition, metal knuckles, and paraphernalia and packaging consistent with the sales of narcotics.

James Wilson was taken into custody without incident and booked on the no bail warrant, as well as felony charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance while armed, being under the influence while armed, and possession of a controlled substance for sale.

Wilson remains in custody, without the possibility of bail, pending an arraignment hearing scheduled for Tuesday July 7, 2015 in San Bernardino County Superior Court. The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station thanks the public for their assistance in providing information that directly led to the arrest of James Wilson.