San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: November 1, 2016 1:32am

INCIDENT: HS 11366 – Maintaining a Drug House
HS 11377(a) – Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)
PC 4573(a) – Bringing Drugs into a Jail Facility
HS 11364 – Possessiona of Drug Paraphernalia
PC 1203.2 – Violation of Probation

LOCATION: 300 Block of Front Street, Needles

SUSPECT(S): Wayne Hickman, 43 years old, Needles (HS11377(a), PC 4573)
Kenneth Randolph, 56 years old, Needles (HS11366)
Edward Johanknecht, 43 years old, Needles (HS 11377(a))
Dana Litchfield, 32 year old, Needles (HS 11377(a), 11364)
Michelle Newbury, 37 years old, Needles (HS 11377(a), 11364, 11366, PC 1203.2)
Gilbert Ruff, 46 years old, Needles (HS 11377(a))

VICTIM(S): People of California


On Tuesday November 1, 2016, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department/ Needles Police contacted several subjects that were connected with a common location in Needles. During the investigation numerous items of paraphernalia and suspected methamphetamine was located in the possession of several of the subjects connected to the home. The persons in charge of the home were charged with maintaining a known drug house and all suspects were arrested for the above charges and transported to the Needles Jail for booking. Once at the jail, Hickman was found to be in possession of additional drugs on his person.
Refer:Sergeant P. Bader

Station:Needles Police/ Colorado River Station

Phone No.(760) 326-9200

Case No.211601091

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