April 24 2017
On 06-09-2016 the Cowlitz Wahkiakum Narcotics Task Force with the assistance of Kelso Police Department, Longview Police Department, Wahkiakum County Sheriff, Washington State Patrol, Washington State Department of Corrections and the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office served two drug related search warrants at 104 West Canyonview Drive, Longview and 2352 50th Avenue, Longview.
Detectives arrested 38 YOA Christopher A.Whitson and 65 YOA Gayle L.Kessinger. Charges include Delivery of controlled substances within a school zone, possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, possession of heroin with intent to deliver, possession of LSD with intent to deliver, Possession of Oxycodone, Possession of Hydrocodone, Possession of Oxycontin, possession of Morphine and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.
Seized in the search warrants was approximately one pound of methamphetamine, 7.6 grams of heroin, over 100 pills, a revolver, and three vehicles and over $5000.00 in cash. The investigation continues and more arrests are expected.