JNET Arrests Suspects in Downtown Centralia Drug Emphasis

By The Chronicle

The county’s Joint Narcotic Enforcement Team reported arresting five people Wednesday in downtown Centralia as part of a “street level” drug enforcement detail.

Officers from JNET, made up of personnel from the Centralia and Chehalis police departments and the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, conducted the special enforcement detail Wednesday after receiving complaints from area business owners regarding suspected drug activity in downtown Centralia, according to a news release from the Centralia Police Department.

The emphasis was also conducted as part of the Centralia Police Department’s community policing efforts.

Four people were arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, including Daniel W. Schroeder, 57, of Centralia, Lonny D. Clevenger, 27, of Centralia, Cole E. Taylor, 25, of Winlock, and Shyanne L. Chamberlain, 19, of Covington.

One more person, Rebecca L. McIntire, 29, of Centralia, was arrested on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.

JNET plans on conducting similar enforcement details throughout the county in the next several months, according to the news release.