Accused Centralia Heroin Dealer Held on $100,000 Bail

By The Chronicle

A Centralia man accused of selling heroin to a police informant is being held on $100,000 bail in the Lewis County Jail.

Brandon M. Cruzan, 27, of Centralia, was charged Monday in Lewis County Superior Court with delivery of heroin, possession of heroin with intent to deliver and possession of methamphetamine. 

Lewis County Deputy Prosecutor Paul Masiello asked Superior Court Judge James Lawler to impose $100,000 bail in the case, noting that two additional delivery charges would be added. 

Lawler agreed, saying, “The amount of bail that is requested here is appropriate.”

According to court documents, between June 1 and Aug. 11, a detective was contacted by a confidential informant about purchasing heroin from Cruzan. 

Cruzan then allegedly sold heroin to the informant. On Aug. 11, detectives arrested Cruzan and reportedly found him to be in possession of an ounce of heroin and methamphetamine. 

A search warrant executed on Monday, before Cruzan’s first court hearing, found a duffel bag containing a digital scale with brown residue, a brown substance testing positive for heroin and methamphetamine, according to court documents. 

Cruzan’s next court hearing is scheduled for Thursday.