A Moses Lake man is in custody on suspicion of dealing drugs following a year long investigation by law enforcement.
Detectives from the Grant County Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team, Moses Lake Police Officers, and Special Agents from the State Gambling Commission arrested Herculano F. Oronia, 63, on Tuesday. Detectives searched Oronia's two homes and found a large amount of cocaine, scales and packaging material.
Oronia has been arrested and convicted of drug dealing in the past. INET detectives conducted several controlled buys of cocaine from him in the Longview Tracts area of Moses Lake.
Oronia faces serious felony charges for possession of cocaine with intent to delivery in a school zone. That one charge alone could put him in prison for a minimum of two years.