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Murray and Jones
Murray and Jones
Cowlitz Deputies sent to Pierce County to help work patrol during funeral of fallen deputy Daniel McCartney (Photo) - 01/17/18

Cowlitz County, WASH: The Cowlitz Sheriffs Office has sent four deputy sheriff to work patrol in Pierce County. They are doing this so members of the Pierce County Sheriff's Office can attend the funeral service for Pierce County Deputy Daniel McCartney who was tragically killed in the line of duty.

Last week Pierce County Sheriff's Office sent a request out for agencies to help with staffing patrol shifts and it did not take long of many agencies to say yes. Even though the Cowlitz Deputies were not familiar with locations in Pierce County, they were honored to help.

The four Cowlitz Deputies who being sent north are: Landen Jones, Justin Taylor, Justin DeRosier, and Craig Murray. Upon arriving up in the area they will be paired with a local officer who is familiar with the area.

Deputy Murray and Jones worked the first two shifts and found working in another county much different than working at home. Attached to this media release is a picture of Murray (on the left) and Jones standing in front of a Pierce County Sheriff's Office patrol car.

As an agency, we want to make a point to say that our hearts go out to the McCartney family and the law enforcement community in Pierce County.

The Cowlitz Deputies are not schedule to be back to work their regularl shift here in Cowlitz County until Friday. They will not be available to be interviewed.

(MEDIA: Please do not call to ask about interviewing them.)

Attached Media Files: Murray and Jones
Free Boater Education Class - 01/16/18

The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office will be hosting a free Adventures in Boating certification course. Classes are open to any individual who needs to obtain a Washington State Boaters Education Card. The next available class will be held on Saturday, Feb 10, 2018. The class will run from 8am-3:00pm at the Cowlitz County Search and Rescue Building, 1800 Western Lane in Kelso. Cost for the class is FREE.

To Register: Contact Deputy Jordan Spencer via email at spencerj@co.cowlitz.wa.us . This one day class will certify you to operate a vessel in the state of Washington. Registrations fill up fast.

Reminder: All vessel operators age 59 and younger must have a Washington Boaters Education Card to operate a vessel in Washington State. For additional information and resources, check out www.boatered.org.

Cowlitz Sheriff
Cowlitz Sheriff
Cowlitz Deputies search illegal marijuana dispensary: seize $10k worth of marijuana: arrest Kelso woman (Photo) - 12/28/17

Kelso, Wa. Cowlitz Sheriff Deputies received a tip that reported a woman was operating an illegal marijuana dispensary out of her home at 805 S 7th Ave Kelso, Washington.

Deputy Craig Murray obtained a search warrant for the residence. During the search deputies found more than 2 pounds pounds of processed marijuana, marijuana concentrate "Dabs" and marijuana paraphernalia. The street value of the marijuana would be over $10,000.

The woman Jodi Uravish, age 53 who operated the business out of her home was arrested for Possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. She was booked at the county jail. Media should contact the Cowlitz Superior Court if they have questions regarding court appearances.

Deputies serving the warrant contacted 3 people under 21 years of age who reported they have bought marijuana from Uravish and that she commonly sells to people under 21 years of age.

Deputies who severed the search warrant found sales ledgers and other documents that indicated that Ms. Uravish had been selling marijuana for several years. They even found that she had a rewards program where people who bought frequently would be eligible for a free gram of marijuana. She was selling the marijuana for $10 a gram.

See photo of the seized marijuana attached.

Washington State law does not allow us to release booking photos.

C. Rosenzweig

Attached Media Files: Cowlitz Sheriff