More than 20 suspects identified in huge meth ring

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by KREM.com & Katie Utehs

KREM.com

Posted on July 22, 2011 at 2:52 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 22 at 6:26 PM

SPOKANE -- Federal agents confirm that Drug Enforcement Agency raids executed in Spokane Thursday morning are part of larger bust on methamphetamine.

Federal court documents show suspects from Spokane to Moses Lake. A federal indictment lists 25 defendants. They are accused of distribution for both meth and cocaine.

The federal indictment shows a drug trafficking ring dating from January 2010 to July 2011.

The charges include 12 separate counts. Suspects are accused of conspiracy to distribute, possession, and intent to distribute drugs. Some of the suspects could face charges for distributing drugs.

Neighbors watched on Spokane’s South Hill Thursday morning as authorities raided a home near 42nd and Myrtle. The Spokane Valley Police Department and the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office teamed up with agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration for the raids.

KREM 2 crews spotted two men in custody and a K9 unit searching the area.

Neighbors reported seeing a service van parked in the neighborhood for the past week.  They said undercover agents were seen in the van at the time of the raid.

Federal agents also seized evidence at 2 locations in Moses Lake.

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