Shop owner arrested in police raid

A SWAT team briefly shut down Gold Street in Centralia at 10 a.m. Thursday during a raid to arrest the longtime owner of the Muffler Hut.

Frank Eugene Willis, 65, was taken into custody in connection with suspected trafficking of narcotics and stolen property at his business.

About a dozen police officers participated in the raid. They found “quite a few” rifles and other guns, Centralia Police Sgt. Brian Warren said.

The alleged drug and stolen property crimes were a side business, Warren said.