Police raid in Vancouver leads to three arrests

Police recover semi-automatic handgun, bags of heroin, meth

By Scott Hewitt, Columbian Arts & Features Reporter

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Three fugitives were arrested on warrants and on suspicion of new felony charges after an early Wednesday raid conducted in east Vancouver by the Vancouver Police Safe Street Task Force, the Neighborhood Response Team and Southwest Washington SWAT.

According to a news release from the Vancouver Police Department, officers served a Clark County District Court search warrant at 4:40 a.m. Wednesday at a home at 12814 N.E. 34th St.

The search warrant was related to allegations of distribution of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of firearms and wanted fugitives, according to Vancouver police. Nine people were found inside the home, and three were arrested, according to the news release.

Lucas L. Reed, 33, was wanted on felony warrants from the Washington Department of Corrections and from the city of Kennewick on allegations of eluding police and possession of a controlled substance, police said. Reed was reportedly found in possession of a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun and numerous bags of suspected heroin and methamphetamine for distribution, police said.

Reed was arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, possession of heroin with intent to deliver, possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin and escaping community custody, according to the news release.

Also arrested were Tyler L. Davis, 29, and Jeffrey A. Moore, 31, both wanted by the Washington State Department of Corrections on allegations of escaping community custody. Davis also was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine, according to the news release.

All three were booked into the Clark County Jail. An investigation is ongoing, according to Vancouver police.