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BIG DRUG BUST! 700lbs Of Marijuana SEIZED Near Royal City

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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.

Detectives from 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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