News brief: Drugs, drugs, drugs

Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 7:24 pm

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – Local drug detectives arrested three people in separate cases yesterday in the Twin Cities with enough heroin they could have, or allegedly planned to, sell some to other people.

All three were charged today in Lewis County Superior Court with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Matthew C. Gilmon, 24, of Chehalis, was under active supervision by the state Department of Corrections and had an outstanding DOC warrant, according to charging documents. He was visited at his home on the 600 block of Southwest William Avenue in Chehalis yesterday by a DOC officer and members of the Lewis County Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team.

A search of his room allegedly turned up what appeared as a “large amount” of heroin in a glass container, scales, clean and used baggies plus $260 cash, according to the documents.

As detectives were clearing William Avenue, they heard a dispatch over the radio about a disturbance involving drugs at the AM/PM on Southwest Interstate Avenue and found the suspected car involved, contacting a 20-year-old Pe Ell resident.

Logen K. Elliott allegedly had a small plastic baggie with a brown substance under his driver’s seat that a detective could see and also had a suspended driver’s license, his charging documents relate.

A search of his car turned up a small box with heroin in it.

Twenty-eight-year-old Jonathan J. Kaye was contacted by JNET detectives at his home yesterday on the 1900 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia and gave them permission to conduct a search, his charging documents allege.

Prior felony convictions prohibit Kaye from keeping guns, but the officers found six firearms, at least two of which were stolen, according to the documents.

They also found enough heroin to break into small packages and sell separately, scales, spoons and baggies, the documents allege. The court documents state the detectives found 20.5 grams of methamphetamine as well.

Kaye was charged additionally with six counts of second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm and two counts of possessing a stolen firearm. He was not charged in connection with the suspected meth.

The suspects were booked into the Lewis County Jail. This afternoon they were brought before a judge in Lewis County Superior Court.

Prosecutors asked that Kaye be held on $100,000 bail.

Judge Joely O’Rourke granted the request, saying the combination of drugs and guns in the allegations were an enormous threat to community safety.

Gilmon’s bail was set at $25,000 and Elliott’s was set at $10,000.

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4 Responses to “News brief: Drugs, drugs, drugs”

  1. Amerigo Vespucci says:

    I find it funny the big cartel bosses in this county peddling this crap are never caught.

  2. Big Dan from Siam says:

    Heroin linked to Pe Ell. About the only other time I remember the two linked, would have been over forty five years ago. Ironically, it would have been a relative of the young Elliott guy. Although, an aberration I’m sure, it’s weird how sometimes how what goes around comes around.

  3. Unbelievable says:

    I am very happy that these people are off of the street!
    I may not agree with our local sheriff department and I think the police in Centralia and Chehalis are as crooked as they come, but to say that this guy is honarable is probably a far reach!
    No , I do not know him, but I do know his kind, being a recovering addict myself, oh sure , when I was using I thought my dealer was a great person, but now that I am clean, I pray everyday that these scumbags are removed from our society!
    I don’t want these people selling drugs to my children or any children!

  4. Hernandez says:

    Kaye is far more honorable than the police who arrested him and that is the opinion of the majority

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