Former WEC bantamweight champion Brian Bowles was arrested recently on drug and weapons related charges.
Bowles, along with Rhomney Marie Moon, was arrested on Jan. 14 in Arcade, Ga., on multiple felony counts. The felony charges included Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Schedule IV Drug with Intent to Sell, and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime.
Bowles’ arrest was revealed via a Jackson County Sheriff’s Department press release.
“The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office arrested Rhomney Marie Moon (35) of Jefferson, Georgia, and Brian David Bowles (34) also of Jefferson, Georgia, on drug related charges.
“The Sheriff’s Office responded to Bowles residence on Stoner Road in Arcade, Georgia, in an attempt to serve an arrest warrant on a wanted female possibly at this location. This particular female was not located, however. Investigator’s found Moon and discovered she did have an outstanding Probation Warrant. After a search of the immediate area Investigator’s found a quantity of methamphetamine.
“A Search Warrant was executed at the residence and a quantity of marijuana, other narcotics, a gun and numerous packaging materials were also located within the home. Moon and Bowels were both arrested and transported to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. Moon has been charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Schedule IV Drug, Possession of Schedule IV Drug with Intent to Sell, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell, Possession of Tools for the Commission of a Crime and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime. Bowles is charged with the same. Both are currently incarcerated.”
Bowles last fought at UFC 160 in May of 2013, where he lost to George Roop via TKO stoppage. He was later suspended and fined for his fight-related drug test showing an elevated ratio of testosterone to epitestosterone, which can be indicative of exogenous testosterone use.
His professional MMA record currently stands at 10-3.