MOSES LAKE — A Moses Lake man is in custody and 700 pounds of marijuana seized after local and federal law enforcement officers served three search warrants this week.
Detectives from Grant Countys Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team and agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration raided homes Tuesday at 14929 Fourth St. NE in Moses Lake, 10439 Road A SW near Royal City, and 1912 W. Atkinson Road near Othello.
An undisclosed amount of cash also was confiscated.
Luis M. Farias, 33, of Moses Lake, was jailed on drug-related charges. Charges against others are likely as the investigation continues, the sheriffs office said.
I am very proud of the INET detectives and their ability to coordinate this investigation with their DEA colleagues, said Sheriff Tom Jones in a press release. 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 months long joint investigation by INET and the DEA. Supervised by the Grant County Sheriffs Office, INET is comprised of detectives from the Sheriffs Office, Washington State Patrol, Quincy Police Department and Moses Lake Police Department.