Dale Emery Nease, 53, of Kelso is under arrest on drug charges, picked up yesterday afternoon at the request of the Narcotics Task Force. Detectives reported that they had probable cause to arrest Nease on several charges, relaying to Kelso Police that he was in South Kelso. Officers stopped and arrested Nease at about 5:45 yesterday afternoon, outside of a convenience store on South Pacific Avenue. He’s now being charged with violation of the uniform controlled substances act, possession of illegal drugs, and manufacture or delivery of illegal drugs. He’s currently being held without bail in the Cowlitz County Jail. The investigation into this case is continuing.