Outlook drug raid nets three arrests

— An Outlook man and two co-defendants are facing a number of charges from a drug bust last Friday.

Kim Dale Cornwell, 51, owns property at 1401 and 1411 Outlook Road, which was raided by Law Enforcement Against Drugs agents.

Court documents say he faces charges of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, unlawful use of a building for drug purposes and possession of a stolen vehicle. Yakima County Superior Court Judge Doug Federspiel imposed bail of $75,000 yesterday and Cornwell is prohibited from contact with his co-defendants.

Co-defendants Jerry Allen Smith, 44, and Leiha Michelle Zimmer, 37, were also in court yesterday. Their bail was set at $75,000 apiece.

Charges against Smith include possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, possession with intent to deliver heroin, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful use of a building for drug purposes and violation of a no-contact order, court documents state.

Documents state Zimmer is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver heroin, unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver methamphetamine, unlawful use of a building for drug purposes and a firearm enhancement.

The task force’s declaration of probable cause states Smith sold a substance that tested positive for methamphetamine in a controlled purchase from a bus located at 1401 Outlook Road on Feb. 11.

The following day Zimmer sold heroin to an undercover agent from the same bus, according to documents.

Friday, agents executed a search warrant on both properties owned by Cornwell, and the trio was arrested on scene.

During a search of the properties, agents state they located a number of rifles, methamphetamine, heroin and digital scales, as well as a stolen 1998 Honda Civic.

Zimmer and Smith were living inside the bus, agents said. Inside were heroin, packaging materials for the drugs, a semi-automatic pistol and a loaded .357 revolver, according to documents.

Agents later confirmed a domestic violence no-contact order existed between Smith and Zimmer. Smith had two convictions for violating no-contact orders, documents state.

Zimmer told agents she is a heroin user and sells drugs from the bus when Smith is not present. She also told agents she knew Smith was in possession of a revolver, documents state.

All three defendants are prohibited from having contact with one another. They are scheduled to appear for arraignment on March 7.



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