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Meth lab dismantled, child in protective custody
EPHRATA, Wash. (23FEB2011) ― A team of Grant County law enforcement officers executing a search warrant this morning 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 property at 13899 Road M.5-NW, a rural area about five miles northwest of Quincy. Arrested during the raid:
· Cariveau, Eugenia, DOB 03/08/1980, of Soap Lake, arrested on a district court warrant for suspended driver’s license.
· Dana, Larry, DOB 09/13/1958, of Quincy, arrested for possession of methamphetamine.
· Reynolds, Steven, DOB 08/27/1966, of Quincy, arrested for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.
· Boruff, Kevin, DOB 09/04/1966, of Quincy, arrested for two felony warrants for failure to pay child support.
All were lodged in the Grant County Jail pending arraignment.
An eight-year-old child who resides on the property has been taken into the custody of Child Protective Services.
“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,” said Grant County Sheriff Tom Jones. “Today, we made another step in our mission to reduce both drug and property crimes in Grant County.”
The search warrant included buildings on the property as well as the 180 acres of surrounding land.
Today’s raid is part of an ongoing multi-agency investigation targeting persons dealing in stolen property. Dana and Boruff each have past convictions for meth-related drug offenses.
“The sale of stolen property is often used to finance drug use, and is both a nationwide and local problem,” said Jones.
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 ext. 468, or email information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tipsters can choose to remain anonymous.