GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - A Moses Lake man is in custody and several
hundred pounds of marijuana seized after local and federal law enforcement
officers served three search warrants this past Tuesday.
Grant County's Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team and agents from the U.S.
Drug Enforcement Administration on Oct. 30 raided homes at 14929 Fourth Street
Northeast in Moses Lake, 10439 Road A-Southwest near Royal City, and 1912 West
Atkinson Road near Othello.
As a result, 700 lbs. of marijuana and an
undisclosed amount of cash was confiscated.
Luis M. Farias, 33 of Moses
Lake, is in custody on drug-related charges. Charges against others are likely
as the investigation continues.
"I am very proud of the INET detectives
and their ability to coordinate this investigation with their DEA colleagues,"
said Sheriff Tom Jones. "We are fortunate in Grant County to have strong
partnerships with federal agencies, and this investigation demonstrates how
effective those partnerships are."
The arrest and search warrants were
the result of a several-month-long joint investigation by INET and the DEA.
Supervised by the Grant County Sheriff's Office, INET is comprised of detectives
from the Sheriff's Office, Washington State Patrol, Quincy Police Department and
Moses Lake Police Department.
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