March 13, 2014 in City

Dozens arrested after drug raids Thursday morning

Federal government involved, Sheriff’s Office says
From staff reports

Dozens of suspects were arrested Thursday on federal drug charges involving the manufacture and sale of opiates, according to federal court documents.

Law enforcement agents from multiple jurisdictions served search warrants throughout Spokane early Thursday, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. They were searching for evidence multiple people with ties to Spokane, California, Idaho and Nevada were selling ecstasy, oxycodone, methamphetamine and PCP, according to court documents.

A joint task force of FBI agents, Spokane Police officers, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputies have been investigating the alleged drug ring for more than a year. Sealed indictments were filed in federal court late last month. Redacted versions indicate the investigation began in March 2013.

In total, 39 people were indicted, according to a joint news release from multiple law enforcement agencies. Twenty-six of those suspects arrested list Spokane addresses. Documents indicate the alleged sales occurred as recently as last month.

This story is developing and more information will be added as it is available.

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