Authorities arrested 10 Randle residents in a drug bust conducted this morning after what has been called a “multi-month” investigation by the Lewis County Drug Task Force.
All but one suspect, wanted on an outstanding warrant, were arrested for methamphetamine-related charges at residences on the 100 block of Morris Rd., 100 and 200 blocks of Kiona Rd., 100 block of Falls Rd., and the 100 block of Ridge View Dr. Authorities called the sting “Operation Big Bottom Bust,” playing off of Randle’s nickname as Big Bottom Valley.
Booked for meth distribution/manufacturing were Diane L. Allison (two counts), 52; Chris E. Green, 58; Robert D. LaChance Sr., 50; Jack W. Mullins (two counts), 57; Marty J. Mullins, 48; and Keith A. Sanders, 42. Booked for meth possession were Byron O. Daily, 42; Leah D. Williams, 24; and Jason A. Green , 24. Booked on an outstanding felony warrant was Robert M. Church, 48.
Agents with the Department of Corrections, Pacific County Sheriff’s Office, Chehalis PD and Morton PD all assisted the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office with the arrests. Deputies and detectives are also conducting three search warrants at different addresses in the Randle area and additional arrests are pending.