CENT Investigation Nets Drug Charges after seizing nearly 4 pounds of Controlled Substances PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 December 2017 18:34

The Columbia Enforcement Narcotics Team (CENT) this week concluded its investigation into a illicit drug-trafficking operation in the Rainier area that began in October and ended in indictments last Thursday.  In all, investigators seized more than  3-1/2 pounds of controlled substances and  $17,300 in cash, along with guns, scales, packaging and drug records.

The case began in October when CENT investigators supported by Sheriff's Office Enforcement Deputies executed a search warrant in the 73000 block of Lindberg Rd. in the Rainier area.  Two ounces of heroin and 500 grams (more than a pound) of methamphetamine were found and seized at that location along with $1,300 in cash, three long guns and four handguns.

Subsequent investigation led to a Sheriff's Office traffic stop of Rodolpho Santiago-Ferrer, 30, Longview, Wash. on November 2, 2017 near the upper viewpoint on Highway 30 west of Rainier.  During the traffic stop, a search of the vehicle netted another 500 grams of methamphetamine were seized.  With the assistance of the Cowlitz County Drug Task Force, investigators conducted a consent search of a residence in Longview, Wash., where they recovered another 500 grams of methamphetamine, 8 ounces of heroin, $16,000 in U.S. Currency, and scales, drug records and packaging materials.

In all the investigation led to the indictment of two additional suspects:  Rebecca Wynn, 30 and Bruce Arquett 22, both of Rainier, they and Santiago-Ferrer face charges of Possession and Delivery of Controlled Substances, pending further court action.