Moses Lake man charged for meth possession

Columbia Basin Herald, Moses LakeApril 7, 2013 

— A Moses Lake man was arrested March 27 after reportedly leading Moses Lake police on a chase before being apprehended.

Edward McIntosh, 53, was charged with possession with intent to manufacture or deliver methamphetamine near a bus stop, second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, attempting to elude a police vehicle and third-degree possession of stolen property.

A $10,000 warrant for McIntosh was issued by Grant County Superior Court Judge Evan Sperline on April 2.

Members of the Inter-agency Narcotics Enforcement Team (INET), Grant County deputies and Moses Lake Police officers waited outside of McIntosh’s Dusty Street residence in preparation to serve a search warrant on the premises, according to court documents.

Law enforcement waited until McIntosh left the residence before serving the warrant because they were worried he would try to dispose of any evidence, court documents said.

Eventually, McIntosh was observed leaving the residence and officers moved in to perform a traffic stop. The suspect allegedly failed to yield to officers and led them on a chase until being stopped at the intersection of Peninsula Drive and Marigold Street where he was taken into custody and transported to the police department.

When officers searched the Dusty Street residence they allegedly found 65 items that appeared to be stolen, according to the police report. Some of the items included televisions, car stereos, cell phones and laptops. Methamphetamine, marijuana and other drugs allegedly were also fund inside the house.

Authorities also served a warrant to a Columbia Avenue residence registered to McIntosh where more drugs and drug paraphernalia allegedly were found.

McIntosh allegedly had a .45 caliber handgun and drugs in the trunk of the car he was driving. Methamphetamine and $1000 were also found on him when he was searched by police.

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