Updated Friday March 30, 2012
By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter
Kirotv.com reported they took their cameras when a SWAT team conducted a raid in Centralia today, but that didn’t actually occur.
KIRO’s Richard Thompson described how police were looking for a man with a drug warrant and showed video of officers entering a building using a K-9, as well as the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office armored personnel carrier which transported them there.
Centralia police and the sheriff’s office said it didn’t happen.
“It must have been a slow news day or something, I don’t know,” Sheriff’s Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. “That happened a couple weeks ago.”
The footage was from the morning of Friday March 9 when law enforcement went to a building known as the creamery on the 1000 block of North Pearl Street, according to Brown.
On that morning, deputies with the Lewis County Regional Drug Task Force were joined by Centralia police about 8:45 a.m. in a raid.
At the time Brown said one unnamed person was detained following a two-month long narcotics investigation.
This news item has been updated to reflect the correct day in which these events occurred.
Lewis County Sirens.com apologizes for sharing a link to a misleading news story.