Raids net pair of arrests in heroin, meth dealing


WALLA WALLA – Walla Walla police arrested two men in morning raids early today on investigation of selling drugs.

Lester Dean Smith, 49, was arrested at 1012 S. Division St. for investigation of delivery of heroin. Richard Eugene Cornwell Jr., 36, was arrested at 520 S. Third Ave. for investigation of delivery of methamphetamine.

Sgt. Chris Buttice of the Walla Walla Police Department said SWAT officers served warrants at the two locations just after 7 a.m. today. Buttice added the arrests were the culmination of police investigations.

“Operations were safe and everything went well,” Buttice said.


jkruchert 2 years, 9 months ago

Thank you local law enforcement for cleaning up my neighborhood! Great job!


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