Walla Walla woman held on meth and other chargers

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WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla police arrested a 42-year-old woman Tuesday afternoon on investigation of methamphetamine and other drug related crimes.

According to Walla Walla police spokesman Tim Bennett, Kimberly S. Hodgen was a suspect in a Special Teams Unit investigation.

Her arrest was not connected to Wednesday’s SWAT team arrests of Christina Boucher, 51, and Richard Chapek, 55, on investigation of methamphetamine possession and delivery charges.

Bennett said drug detectives had conducted several controlled purchases of drugs from Hodgen in the day’s before her arrest. Detectives also found $1,400 of methamphetamine, 37 grams of marijuana, packaging materials, scales and four glass pipes in Hodgen’s 2005 Ford pickup, according to Bennett.

Hodgen was lodged at the Walla Walla County Jail on investigation of two counts of delivery of methamphetamine, delivery of methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a school bus stop, possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, possession with intent to deliver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Luke Hegdal can be reached at lukehegdal@wwub.com or 526-8326.

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