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Man Busted For Selling Drugs Near School

Man Busted For Selling Drugs Near School

A Grant County man faces felony charges, accused of selling drugs near a Quincy high school.

21-year old Marcus Alexander Garcia was arrested February 3rd. Undercover detectives had been watching Garcia, after hearing he was selling drugs in or near local businesses. During that investigation, detectives say they bought 2.7 grams of cocaine from Garcia in the parking lot of the Quincy McDonalds. That restuarant is within 1,000 feet of Quincy's alternative high school.

The proximity to the school means Garcia will likely face additional penalties if he's convicted of the other crimes. He's charged with delivery of cocaine in a school zone, driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license.

Drug House Busted

A Moses lake man has been arrested for running a drug house. Danny Stotts has several drug-related charges, including possession of over 40 grams fo marijuana with the intent to deliver, manufacturing marijuana and delivery of marijuana to undercover detectives.

The Grant County's Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team and the Moses Lake P.D. served a search warrant and made the arrest Wednesday night. Eight people showed up at the house to try to buy marijuana while detectives were still searching the home.

The INET and Moses Lake Police thank alert neighbors for alerting authorities about suspicious activity. The tips lead to a three month long investigation which ended with the search warrant and subsequent arrest.


Stabbing Suspects Wanted

Deputies in Grant County are searching for two men believed to have stabbed another man in the arm.

 29 year old Keith Ford told deputies he was walking on Lybbert Drive Northeast near Airway Drive Northeast in Moses Lake when he was confronted by two Hispanic men riding bikes

Ford said the men asked "Hey Homey. Where you from? Do you bang?" Ford told deputies the men then tried to fight him.  After a short struggle, Ford said the men got on their bikes and rode away.  Deputies believe the incident is gang related.

A short time later, Ford realized he'd been stabbed twice in the arm and went to a local hospital to be treated.

One suspect is in his early 20s, medium build, with short black hair, wearing tan khaki pants and a black hooded sweatshirt. The second suspect was in his early 20s, bald, thin build, wearing black pants and a black hooded sweatshirt.

If you have any information call the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, 509-762-1160, or send information to crimetips@co.grant.wa.us. You can remain anonymous.



Family of missing Moses Lake man offering cash reward

Family of missing Moses Lake man offering cash reward

(Updated 8:43 p.m.) - A cash reward is now being offered by the family of a missing Moses Lake man in hopes someone knows where he is. Dan Toya, 64, was taking his young golden retriever, Molly, to the veterinarian when he possibly stopped near Samson’s Beach along Potholes Reservoir. That’s where his unoccupied pickup truck was found.

According to Grant County Sheriff’s Office, the funds are still being collected so the reward amount is yet to be determined.

Sheriff Tom Jones says there have been no signs of foul play and they’re keeping the case open and assigned to a major crimes detective.

When Toya disappeared, the family says he was in good health and spirits. He’s described as Asian, 5’9” in height and weighs 180 lbs. He has gray hair and brown eyes.

If anyone has information that could help the case, please contact Detective Kim Cook. He can be reached by calling (509) 754-2011 ext. 468 or by emailing information to crimetips@co.grant.wa.us. Tips can remain anonymous.

Man Arrested for Pot Possession On Courthouse Lawn

Man Arrested for Pot Possession On Courthouse Lawn

A Grand Coulee man didn't go far to escape the long arm of the law Tuesday. In fact, he went right up in the law's front lawn.

Around 1:30 Tuesday, citizens told sheriff's deputies they were being approached in front of the courthouse by a man wearing a red coat and a baseball cap. That, in itself, is not illegal. But, the citizens told deputies the man was trying to sell them marijuana. Deputies found Andrew Allen Kramer right where they said he'd be, on the front lawn of the courthouse in Ephrata. Deputies say they detected a strong odor of marijuana and found Kramer was carrying "20.5 grams of portioned and packaged marijuana" in his pockets. He was arrested, cited for possession of marijuana and released. The marijuana, though, was seized for evidence and will stay at the courthouse for now.

In a news release sent by the Grant County Sheriff's Offfice Tuesday, Sheriff Tom Jones said simply, "This one speaks for itself."

Detectives Arrest 4 Gang Members

Detectives Arrest 4 Gang Members

The Grant County Sheriff's Office busted known gang members for an incident at a Moses Lake home.

Detectives say 25 year old Christopher McCarrell and three juvenile men were arrested after the woman at the house on 3750 Denton Road Northeast called police. Detectives say the men were there to confront the man who lived at the home. Deputies arrived and arrested the men, who are documented gang members.

Detectives searched the house and a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer and found shotguns inside the home and inside the Trailblazer. Two juvenile females along with a baby and toddler were inside the Chevrolet. They also found drug paraphernalia inside the home.

Detectives say after questioning the people involved that the men showed up to try and steal a dog.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the Grant County Sheriff's Office at 509-754-2011 ext. 468 or send information to crimetips@co.grant.wa.us. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

3 Arrested In Soap Lake For Property Crime

Cooperation between Soap Lake Police and the Grant County Sheriff's Department landed three people in jail for multiple property thefts.

Grant County Sheriff's deputies arrested 23-year-old Mathew Low, 23-year-old Dylan Timpani, and 28-year-old Michelle Abrahams on suspicion they stole a Durango from someone in Moses Lake.

During the arrest in Soap Lake, deputies spotted several stolen items in and around the fifth-wheel trailer where the three were found. Deputies also discovered methamphetamine inside the trailer. The three were arrested for first-degree possession of stolen property and possession of methamphetamine. They're all being held in the Grant County Jail.

Grant County Sheriff Tom Jones gives credit to Soap Lake Police for helping serve the search warrant and for matching the stolen property with its rightful owners.