Grant County Sheriff's Office: Two Men Arrested, 400lbs Of Marij - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Grant County Sheriff's Office: Two Men Arrested, 400lbs Of Marijuana SIEZED

Posted: Updated:

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE GRANT COUNTRY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: MOSES LAKE, Wash. -Two men were arrested and 400 lbs. of Marijuana seized as the result of a month-long investigation by Grant County's Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team.

On Nov. 2, INET detectives conducting surveillance on a home at 14802 Third Street Northeast in Moses Lake saw two men leave the home in a car. Moses Lake Police stopped that car and smelled Marijuana, and a subsequent search of that car uncovered a large quantity of Marijuana packaged for sale.

A successive search warrant was served at the Third Street home, and INET found more than 400 lbs. of Marijuana including 19 mature plants. The plants were found inside a plywood grow, which is a Marijuana growing operation hidden by 4' x 8' sheets of plywood stacked vertically to form a tall fence around the Marijuana in order to prevent detection by law enforcement. There were also two sheds on the property dedicated to drying and processing the Marijuana for later sale. INET detectives also seized over $3,000 cash and a vehicle which are believed to have been illegal proceeds of the operation.

Arrested during the traffic stop was Carlos Ali Cera, 18, of Royal City and Juan Carlos Cortez Barajas, 20 of Quincy on a variety of drug-related charges. They are lodged in the Grant County Jail.

The Marijuana was being grown under the guise of medicinal use of Marijuana. The investigation continues.

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.

  • Top Stories from KHQTop StoriesMore>>

  • Manhunt in Peone Prairie for man believed to be armed

    Manhunt in Peone Prairie for man believed to be armed

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:01 AM EDT2014-07-31 07:01:36 GMT
    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash.- At 6pm Wednesday evening two people arrived at their home, in Peone Prairie, and found two men in the process of ransacking it. This happened at a home near East Moffat and North Forker Road, northeast of Spokane.. >>Details on manhunt insideMore >>
    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash.- At 6pm Wednesday evening two people arrived at their home, in Peone Prairie, and found two men in the process of ransacking it. This happened at a home near East Moffat and North Forker Road, northeast of Spokane. >>Details on manhunt inside
    More >>
  • Green Bluff grass fire: 3 buildings destroyed at Walker's Farm

    Green Bluff grass fire: 3 buildings destroyed at Walker's Farm

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:55 AM EDT2014-07-31 04:55:05 GMT
    GREEN BLUFF, Wash.- A fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon at a farm on Green Bluff was 100% contained by 6pm. The fire started on property owned by Walker's Farm. Fire crews were called out to the farm about 2:30pm.
    More >>
    GREEN BLUFF, Wash.- A fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon at a farm on Green Bluff was 100% contained by 6pm. The fire started on property owned by Walker's Farm. Fire crews were called out to the farm about 2:30pm.

    More >>
  • Q6 CARES: Air Conditioners and what you can do to help prevent them from breaking

    Q6 CARES: Air Conditioners and what you can do to help prevent them from breaking

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:01 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:01:06 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash.- Before you crank up your air conditioner to its coolest setting, it's a good idea to make sure it's working properly. On Wednesday KHQ spoke with a maintenance tech, Justin Holyron, who works at RR Heating and Air Conditioning about some things you can check before calling in the experts. >>VIDEO INSIDEMore >>
    SPOKANE, Wash.- Before you crank up your air conditioner to its coolest setting, it's a good idea to make sure it's working properly. On Wednesday KHQ spoke with a maintenance tech, Justin Holyron, who works at RR Heating and Air Conditioning about some things you can check before calling in the experts. >>VIDEO INSIDE
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.