The Centralia Police Department has conducted another Buy/Bust operation today in order to combat street-level drug trafficking.
The Department’s Investigations Division set up officers covertly in a downtown area where they had set up a prearranged drug purchase. The interdiction team then witnessed the drug deal take place and then initiated an arrest of the drug trafficker in the act of completing the drug transaction.
24-year-old Madeline R. A. Cummins was charged with Possession and Delivery of Methamphetamine within 500 feet of a church and school. Cummins was processed and transported to the Marion County Jail to appear in court on the charges.
Two grams of a substance that field-tested positive for Methamphetamine were recovered at the scene.
Centralia Police Chief Greg Dodson says these types of drug trafficking operations are a priority for the Centralia Police Department. He says the blatant open public sales of illicit drugs cannot be tolerated as they diminish the sense of safety and security felt by the citizens of Centralia. Dodson says reducing and or eliminating these types of open public sales is a priority for the Centralia Police Department.