Authorities find 6 pounds of meth during Grant County investigation

Tri-City HeraldMarch 7, 2014 

— Authorities in Grant County helped confiscate 6 pounds of methamphetamine and arrest three men during a drug investigation.

Eduardo Garcia Gonzalez, 25, Santos Gomez, 33, both of Quincy , and Matsu C.K. Thornton, 31, of Waterville, were arrested Thursday after they were caught selling more than a pound of meth, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

State and federal authorities raided properties in Waterville and the Yakima Valley following the arrests, the sheriff’s office said. Authorities found meth, guns, ammunition, cash, drug paraphernalia and a bulletproof vest.

Authorities estimate the six pounds of methamphetamine has a street value of more than $80,000.

The three suspects were booked into the Grant County jail, the sheriff’s office said. Garcia Gonzalez was allegedly carrying a gun when he was arrested and could face additional charges.

Grant County’s narcotics team joined forces with the Columbia River Drug Task Force, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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