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Drug agents bust Central Washington man for pot, cocaine

Suspicious package tipped investigators

From staff reports

Grant County authorities arrested a man after a tip from postal workers led them to a three-pound block of marijuana in a package earlier this week.

Moises J. Tello Quintana, 26, was booked into the jail Monday for possession of marijuana and cocaine with intent to deliver, according to a news release from the Grant County Sheriff’s Office. The case against the Royal City, Wash., man began with a postal worker spying a suspicious package last week that was posted for an address that didn’t exist. Police dogs indicated the package tested positively for drugs, and a federal search warrant revealed a three-pound block of marijuana last week.

Authorities repackaged the drugs and waited.

When Quintana picked up the shipment, police followed him home to a residence north of Royal City and arrested him. While there, they also discovered 10 grams of cocaine in his home, according to the news release.

Grant County Sheriff Tom Jones praised the cooperation between agencies in apprehending Quintana. County narcotics agents and the U.S. Postal Service assisted in the arrest.

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