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Bail for drug defendant set at $1 million

Four of the eight people arrested in the Lower Valley by the Law Enforcement Against Drugs task force have been arraigned in Yakima County Superior Court on drug charges.

Eight people were arrested June 9 for their alleged part in a methamphetamine distribution organization. Police searched four residences, two in Sunnyside and two in Grandview, as a part of the investigation. They also searched a storage unit and a vehicle.

Police seized three pounds of methamphetamine, one ounce of marijuana, two rifles, a shotgun, a handgun and about $7,000 in cash. Five vehicles were also seized.

Arrested and arraigned are Dolores D. Kitzke, 46, Kathi L. Travis-Fall, 46, Brian R. Davis, 20, and Jesus "Ivan" Lopez, 31.

Kitzke was arraigned Tuesday morning, June 15. She was formally charged with three counts of delivery of methamphetamine in a school zone, one count of delivery of methamphetamine, possession of meth with intent to deliver in a school zone, conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine and maintaining a drug dwelling. Her bail was set at $100,000.

Travis-Fall was also arraigned June 15. She was officially charged with six counts of delivery of methamphetamine, possession with intent to deliver, conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine and maintaining a drug dwelling. Her bail was set at $250,000.

Davis was arraigned Thursday, June 10, on a charge of delivery of methamphetamine. His bail was set at $25,000.

Lopez was arraigned June 15 and charged with five counts of delivery of methamphetamine, possession with intent to deliver meth and conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine. His bail was set at $1 million.

Also arrested June 9 were Vincente O. Carrasco, 48, and Jose Moises Rojas, 25, both of whom were originally charged with distribution of methamphetamine.

Two of the men arrested, Simplicio Abundez-Riverao, 39, and Salvador Vasquez-Guzman, 28, are scheduled to be deported.

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