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14 arrested in Post Falls drug investigation

UPDATED: Wed., July 2, 2014, 7:21 p.m.

Some 14 people were arrested when a SWAT Team executed a search warrant in Post Falls early Wednesday.

The Post Falls-Rathdrum Multi-Agency SWAT Team was used due to the potential danger of the situation at 319 W. 20th Ave., a news release from the Post Falls Police Department said.

The police had received information that multiple people living in the house had warrants for their arrest, the release said.

Investigators reportedly seized a “large amount” of drugs, money and stolen property from the home.

Those arrested include Sandra M. Waters, 29; Frederick E. Hawkaas, 34; Ryan J. Markley, 24, and Jonathan K. Locke, 22, all of Coeur d’Alene. Also arrested were Post Falls residents Debra L. Cooper-Anderson, 57; Annalise S. Porto, 22; Gary L. Berreth, 46; Joseph K. Gardiner, 30; Bradley A. Martell, 22; Audra R. Delahunty, 30; Mercedes B. Berrett-Wenz, 19; Christian A. Reynolds, 19; and Brian A. Milligan, 38;

Hauser Lake resident Dona N. Westlake, 20, was also arrested.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the Post Falls police at (208) 773-3517 or leave anonymous tips on the website at

Tags: crime, drugs