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Authorities seize 700 pounds of marijuana, cash

Published On: Nov 01 2012 12:39:16 PM CDT
Updated On: Nov 01 2012 12:52:39 PM CDT
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MOSES LAKE, Wash. -

Grant County authorities seized 700 pounds of marijuana from multiple Central Washington homes.

According to the Grant County Sheriff's Office, detectives from the Grant County Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team and agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration busted multiples houses Tuesday afternoon. The houses that were raided were on the 14000 block of Fourth Street NE in Moses Lake, on the 10000 Road A SW near Royal City and on the 1900 block of West Atkinson Road near Othello. The detectives and agents also seized an undisclosed amount of cash.

Luis Farias, 33, was arrested for drug-related charges. More charges against other people are likely to come as the investigation continues.

"I am very proud of the INET detectives and their ability to coordinate this investigation with their DEA colleagues," said Grant County 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 investigation by the INET and DEA. The INET is comprised of detectives from the Grant County Sheriff's Office, Washington State Patrol, Quincy Police Department and Moses Lake Police Department.

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