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Andrews man convicted in dealing methamphetamine

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com

The jury found an Andrews man guilty on all charges, Thursday evening, for dealing and possession of illicit drugs, according to Huntington Superior Court records.

Kortney D. Bowers, 34, was convicted of a Level 2 felony for dealing in methamphetamine and a Level 6 felony of possession of a narcotic.

A bag containing 14 grams of meth and 5 yellow pills fell out of Bowers’ pant leg after police observed Bowers attempt to hide the drugs in his underwear, according to the probable cause affidavit. Police said Bowers admitted to going to Fort Wayne with another man to buy crystal methamphetamine, which he intended to split and sell with the man. Bowers told police the meth was in his possession because the man hadn’t paid him.

For four months in 2017, officers from the Huntington Police Department, Huntington County Sheriff’s Department and the Allen County Drug Task Force worked to investigate the sale of illegal drugs and guns at 338 Columbia St. in Huntington, Ind. In August of 2017, officers followed a white Ford Explorer, which they’d seen at the Columbia Street home multiple times, as it traveled from Huntington to Andrews to pick up Bowers before heading to Fort Wayne.

On their way back from Fort Wayne, police pulled Bowers and the Explorer’s driver over before searching the suspects. During the search, the drugs fell out of bowers pant leg after officers watched Bowers stuff something in his boxers. According to the report, Bowers was “out of jail on bond for pending charges of illegal possession of a firearm, which he was carrying in the back of his waistband at the time of arrest.”