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LONGVIEW, WA (KPTV) – Police raided a home on 17th Avenue and made four arrests as part of a two-month investigation into heroin and methamphetamine dealing.

The arrests will have a significant impact on street-level drug dealing in the area, said Sgt. Ray Hartley.

Police say they found methamphetamine, heroin, prescription pills, money, drug packaging material and two hand guns at the home on the 600 block of 17th Avenue. It is a rental property that sits along an alley.

Dustin Bauserman, 32, faces three counts of methamphetamine delivery within a school zone and one count each of heroin delivery within a school zone, methamphetamine possession with intent to deliver,  heroin possession with intent to deliver, possession synthetic drugs and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Tony Ibsen, 39,  faces one count each of obstructing a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Xanthyny Degenstein, 21, faces a charge of delivery of methamphetamine within a school zone. Police say he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for probation violation.

Amanda G. Butler, 30,  faces one count each of possession of heroin with intent to deliver, possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, possession of synthetic drugs and unlawful possession of a firearm.

All four were booked into the Cowlitz County Jail.

Neighbors were not surprised to learn about the arrests. Many had noticed suspicious activity at the property.

“Lots of comings and goings and stopping. Strange people coming and going from that rental for several months now,” said Kevin Hall, who lives nearby. “It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out something’s going on there and it’s probably illegal.”

This spring, several people in Longview died after taking a pure form of heroin known as hot heroin.

Hartley said they do now know if the people arrested Thursday are involved in dealing that type of heroin because tests on the drugs have not been conducted.



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