San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

Date/Time:  December 4, 2016/ 11:30 p.m.

Incident:  H&S11378-Transportation of Methamphetamine

Location:  Broadway/ G St, Needles, California

Suspect(s):  Walter Scott, 50 years old from Camarillo, California

Victim(s):  State of California


On the evening of Sunday, December 4, 2016, Deputy Whitcomb from the Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department contacted motorist Walter Scott during a traffic stop for vehicle code violations on Broadway Street, near G Street. Scott indicated that he was driving from Prescott, Arizona to Needles, California. During the contact, the deputy located a plastic container in Scott’s pocket, which contained methamphetamine. An additional container was found in a hidden compartment in the bottom of a large methamphetamine pipe inside Scott’s car.


Nearly 11 grams of methamphetamine was recovered along with miscellaneous paraphernalia to smoke methamphetamine with. Scott was arrested and booked at the Needles jail. His bail was set at $125,000.   Refer:Deputy T. WhitcombStation:Colorado River Station-City of Needles Phone No.(760)245-9200 Case No.211601214

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700