Bremerton couple facing drug charges, reckless endangerment

A Bremerton couple were arrested on multiple drug charges as well as charges of reckless endangerment of a child Tuesday, Feb. 25.

According to the incident report, Bremerton Police were dispatched to a home on 31st Street for a welfare check on Ashlee Vowell, 33. Vowell was reported to be a heroin user and had a no-contact order against her boyfriend Jacob Williams, 36.

Officers reportedly ran Willams’ data and found that he had four unconfirmed misdemeanor warrants, two outside the city of Bremerton and two outside of Kitsap County, in addition to a no-contact order.

Upon arrival at the residence, officers noted that the front door was wide open and that a small child was standing naked in front of a TV. The officers asked the child if anyone was home with him when he pointed down the hallways where Williams and Vowell emerged from the bedroom advising the officer that they had been sleeping.

BPD officers immediately placed Williams under arrest initially for violation of a no-contact order and was later booked into the Kitsap County Jail for his four misdemeanor warrants, possession of drug paraphernalia, heroin, and methamphetamine earning him an $85,000 bail.

According to incident reports, while Williams was taken into custody, officers spoke with Vowell who allowed the officers to check that no one else was in the home. While the search found no one else in the home, BPD officers did note that there were two glass pipes in the master bedroom that contained a white residue with burn marks on the bottom as well s three marble-sized spheres of a black tar-like substance that the officers believed to be heroin and methamphetamine.

Following this discovery, Vowell was also taken into custody.

Both Williams and Vowell were read their Miranda Rights, Williams invoked his right to a lawyer while Vowell agreed to work with officers.

Vowell reportedly told officers that Williams had been staying at her residence for the last two to three weeks, both fully aware that the no-contact order was in place. She also allegedly admitted using meth and heroin with Williams within the last 24 hours and that the items seen in the bedroom by officers were used for consumption of the drugs, though she was unsure of how much of each drug was in the room.

Vowell consented to let officers search the home for any more narcotics and drug paraphernalia. Officers recovered the items from the master bedroom as well as two metal tin cans from the dresser containing multiple items of drug paraphernalia, a small plastic container from the tin cans containing a white crystallized substance, a small rubber container from the tin cans holding a brown tar-like substance. On the bed was a clear plastic bag with a white crystallized substance and another with the tar-like substance. Similar plastic bags were also found on the dresser.

Field testing determined that white substance found on the bed, was about 4.1 grams of methamphetamine and tar-like substance on the end table was 6.9 grams of heroin.

According to the police, the total amount of drugs found inside the residence came in at 20 grams of heroin and 4.3 grams of methamphetamine.

Vowell was booked on charges of possession, reckless endangerment and use of drug paraphernalia earning her a $100,000 bail.

The child was placed in the custody of child protective services.

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