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$1.2 million worth of drugs found after Moses Lake traffic stop

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MOSES LAKE, Wash. -

A traffic stop in Grant County ended up being a major drug bust. 

About two weeks ago on October 5, during a traffic stop, Moses Lake Police Department Officers found a man with nearly 80 pounds of meth and heroin in his car. Through additional search warrants, law enforcement officials found 25 more pounds of meth, seven pounds of heroin and 40 pounds of marijuana. 

Combined, the Grant County Sheriff's Office says the drugs have a street value of $1.2 million. 

“This is huge. In fact, it’s the largest drug seizure in the history of INET.” Grant County Sheriff Tom Jones said in a press release. 

Arrested during this series of investigations was Maria Chavez Diaz, age 27, of Moses Lake. The suspect arrested on October 5 that led to these subsequent investigations, José Miranda, is now in Federal custody on drug charges.

The warrants were served on homes and storage units throughout the county. Also recovered were nine guns (two of them stolen), ballistic body armor, a money counter , and a metal detector.

 “Moses Lake Police Department’s proactive traffic enforcement program that yielded the arrest of José Miranda was a significant contributor to the subsequent warrants and seizures," Sheriff Jones said. "Well done, INET and MLPD. Together a tremendous amount of illegal drugs are out of our community.”

INET, or the Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team, includes detectives from Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Moses Lake Police Department, Ephrata Police Department, and Washington State Patrol.

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