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Months of investigation lead to drug house bust in Moses Lake

Drug enforcement detectives with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office carried out a major bust on Thursday morning.

They searched a Moses Lake apartment at 2016 W. Broadway Ave. on a warrant after long suspecting it to be a drug house. Moses Lake Police and Washington State Patrol were also on the scene serving as backup.

The Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team seized 22 grams of heroin, six grams of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, packaging materials and $1,500 in cash.

Carlos Martinez Sanchez and Mary Darlene Spencer, both 42, were arrested on multiple felony charges.

They were booked into Grant County Jail on charges of maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances, possession with intent to distribute, maintaining a drug house within 1,000 feet of a school or school bus stop and two counts each of violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act.

Detectives also seized two vehicles and personal property from the suspects.

The bust took several months of investigation that involved multiple stings by undercover officers.


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