Major meth bust nets 10 arrests in Lewis County

RANDLE, Wash. -- A methamphetamine bust months in the works netted 10 arrests in Randle early Friday morning, the Lewis County Sheriff's Office said.

The people arrested lived in several different homes in the Randle area including the 100 block of Morris Road, the 100 and 200 block of Kiona Road, the 100 block of Falls Road, and the 100 block of Ridge View Drive.

Arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for delivery of meth were: Leah Danyale Williams, 24; Jason A. Green, 24; Keith Allen Sanders, 42; Byron Otis Daily, 42; Marty Joe Mullins, 48; Robert Delano LaChance Sr, 50; Diane Lynn Allison, 52; Jack Wayne Mullins, 57; and Chris Edward Green, 58.

Jason A. Green was also arrested for meth possession. Robert M. Church, 48, was arrested for a felony warrant.

Authorities called the action, "Operation Big Bottom Bust", since Randle is known as Big Bottom Valley. It started at daybreak Friday morning after a multi-month drug investigation conducted by the Lewis County Regional Drug Task Force.

"In a small community like Randle, 10 people (arrested) you usually don't see that," Lewis County Sheriff Steve Mansfield said. "We'll take 1-2 (arrests) here and there, with this kind of network you'll see how far it reaches in a small community."

"We're reaching a point of no turning back," Mansfield said. "It's serious and all you have to do is look around."

Deputies and detectives are currently conducting three search warrants other locations in Randle. Additional arrests are pending, the Sheriff's Office said.

Department of Corrections, Pacific County Sheriff's Office, Chehalis Police and Morton Police all assisted the Sheriff's Office with the arrests.

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