Drug Arrests Made After Lengthy Investigations

Friday, 23 May 2014

2:00 PM

During a raid by 15 Skamania County Deputies and 2 Washington State Liquor Control Board agents, a Stevenson, WA business owner and his former employee were arrested late Thursday evening after search warrants were executed, one upon his business, Pauly’s Night Club in Stevenson.  Paul Cengic, 35, of Stabler, WA and his former employee, Justin Sleeper, 40, of Stevenson had been the target of a several month long investigation for trafficking marijuana out of the night club and out of Cengic’s residence, north of Carson, WA.  Several items of evidentiary value were obtained as a result of the search warrants.  Additionally, Cengic’s vehicle was seized and subject to forfeiture. 

 

“We received many complaints about the alleged activity at Pauly’s” said Chief Criminal Deputy Pat Bond.  “The hard work of Detective Tim Garrity played a crucial role in this long term investigation culminating with these arrests”.    “We are also grateful for the cooperation we were given by the Washington State Liquor Control Board, who is responsible for the issuance of the liquor license for the night club”.

 

Cengic was booked into the Skamania County Jail on 4 counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Marijuana and Sleeper was booked on 2 counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Marijuana.

 

2 additional arrests were also made for an investigation involving methamphetamine.  Terri “Sis” Usher, 51 of Stevenson and Nathan Mclean, 35, of Camas, WA both had booking charges of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine.  Usher was booked into the Skamania County Jail and Mclean, currently in the Clark County Jail on Clark County charges, had a hold placed on him for the Skamania County charge.

 

“We are expecting additional arrests and vehicle seizures in the coming months based upon these investigations,”  Bond said.   

 

 

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Thank you for your assistance

 

Dave Cox

Undersheriff

Skamania County Sheriff’s Office

509-427-9490

Email:  davec@co.skamania.wa.us