Battle Ground drug investigation leads to 7 arrests

By Patty Hastings, Columbian breaking news reporter

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Battle Ground police arrested seven people Thursday after an ongoing narcotics investigation led to a search warrant at a Battle Ground business and residence.

Police went to KGB Kustom Glass at 607 E. Main St., where narcotics were reportedly being sold, and to a residence at 407 N.E. 3rd St.

Police search both locations simultaneously, where they found 190 marijuana plants along with dried and packaged marijuana, a handgun, a small amount of cash, and a vehicle that’s been seized and suspected of being used to deliver the drugs. In total, police arrested seven individuals while serving the search warrant.

• KGB Kustom Glass is licensed to James D. Dunn Jr., 51, who was charged with manufacturing marijuana, possessing a controlled substance with intent to deliver and unlawful possession of a firearm.

• April D. Fraser, 28, was charged with manufacturing marijuana, possessing a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

• Mathew E. Gramling, 41, was charged with manufacturing marijuana, possessing a controlled substance with intent to deliver and distributing marijuana to a child.

• Rick Walter Johnston, 60, was charged with unlawfully possessing a firearm.

• Julia M. Cory, 49, was booked on warrants for her arrest.

• Bradford V. Hickman, 49, an employee of KGB Glass, was booked on warrants for his arrest.

• A 17-year-old suspect from Ridgefield was charged with possessing less than 40 grams of a controlled substance and possessing drug paraphernalia. Officers are referring charged to the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center.

The Clark County Sheriff's Office Tactical Detective Unit, the Drug Task Force, Vancouver Police Neighborhood Response Team, the Department of Corrections, the Washougal Police Department and the Camas Police Department helped the Battle Ground Police Department serve the search warrant.