Six Arrested in Multi-State Methamphetamine Investigation

Members of the Pacific County Drug Task Force were assisted in the service of the warrant by members of the Clatsop County Interagency Narcotics Task Force, the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Long Beach Police Department. A search of the residence yielded suspected methamphetamine, narcotics related paraphernalia and marijuana. A firearm was also secured. Two individuals were arrested at the scene for charges relating to possession of methamphetamine. The two were identified as Randy L. Bloxham age 56 and Carl A. Hart age 60. They were transported to Pacific County Jail for booking.

The joint effort regarding this investigation was aided by the recently signed Mutual Interstate Law Enforcement Assistance Agreement by the Sheriff’s of the five counties sharing borders along the lower Columbia River. The agreement includes Cowlitz, Wahkiakum and Pacific Counties on the Washington side of the Columbia River. It includes Columbia and Clatsop Counties on the Oregon side of the Columbia River.

Sheriff Scott Johnson stated, “We are very pleased about the effectiveness of our partnership with Clatsop County. The success of this partnership is shown within the results of this investigation. ““The narcotics trade is very organized at times and it is obvious that it doesn’t cease due to a river separating two states.”