Cops: man beaten, tased during drug deal gone bad
( CENTRALIA ) – Heroin again is in the news. The latest incident in Centralia involves a reported drug deal gone bad. That’s where the victim – who police say was trying to purchase the drug- was beaten and choked. He also was zapped with a taser. It led to a manhunt last night. A. Two suspects – from Elma and Rochester – were jailed. A third suspect remains on the run.
Alleged prescription drug ring run from behind bars
( CENTRALIA ) – A six month long undercover drug investigation leads Centralia police to a suspect- who already was behind bars. Authorities believe the 30-year-old man had been running a drug trafficking organization while inside prison. Forest E. Amos is now among those who could be facing charges. The Centralia Police Department reports a total of 20 people were arrested in four counties including Lewis. Authorities seized large quantities of prescription drugs, marijuana and cash.
Heroin, prescription drug use linked
( CHEHALIS ) – The stories come on the heels of a recent UW study that found heroin use is a growing problem in Lewis County. The area has elevated drug related deaths and rates of hepatitis C. Local authorities say heroin use is linked to people who initially get hooked on prescription medication. They stress people need to safely dispose of unused painkilling prescription drugs at their homes. There are numerous drop off locations including Centralia City Hall and the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.