'Large-scale' drug dealer arrested, 80 pounds of marijuana seized - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

'Large-scale' drug dealer arrested, 80 pounds of marijuana seized

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Regional Drug Task Force and Spokane County Sheriff's Office detectives arrested a 27-year-old Kennewick man Wednesday as part of an on-going investigation into the large-scale distribution of marijuana in Eastern Washington, Idaho and Montana.

Trenton Harris was booked into the Spokane County Jail on felony counts of Distribution of Marijuana and Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana.

Task force investigators believe Harris was the leader of a marijuana distribution group. They developed information that led to a traffic stop by the Washington State Patrol where more than $11,000 in suspected drug proceeds were seized from a "runner" connected to Harris' operation.

That "runner," identified as 32-year-old Anthony Andre Wofford, was arrested Thursday evening and transported to Spokane for booking on a felony count of Delivery of Controlled Substance, Marijuana.

On Harris' behalf, Wofford routinely made trips to the Spokane area to collect drug sales proceeds and to distribute large quantities of marijuana.

During the course of their investigation, task force investigators seized more than 80 pounds of marijuana, four handguns and a Mercedes Benz driven by Harris.  He was armed with two semi-automatic handguns at the time of his arrest.

A task force spokesman estimated the Spokane-area street value of the seized marijuana was about $208,000.  He added that the investigation is ongoing in a cooperative effort with the Idaho State Police and Tri-Cities Metro Drug Task Force.

- Spokane County Sheriff's Office

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