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Grant County Meth-Lab 2/24/2011
A team of Grant County law enforcement officers executing a search warrant yesterday at a rural Grant County home arrested four people and dismantled components of a methamphetamine lab.

At around 8:00 a.m., a team of over 40 officers raided a home about five miles northwest of Quincy. Three Quincy men and one man from Soap Lake were apprehended during the raid. Two of the men arrested had past convictions for meth-related drug offenses. All four were lodged in the Grant County Jail pending arraignment

An eight-year-old child who lives on the property was taken into the custody of Child Protective Services.

Grant County Sheriff Tom Jones said, “The arrests are the result of good, solid police work by the Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team, and the teamwork of all of our local law enforcement partners.

The search warrant included buildings on the property as well as the 180 acres of surrounding land.

The search warrant was executed by members of the Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team (INET), Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Moses Lake Police, Ephrata Police, Quincy Police, Adams County Sheriff’s Office, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement, Washington State Patrol. Additional search operations were conducted by the Grant County Sheriff’s Posse.

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 509-754-2011. Tipsters can choose to remain anonymous.