MOSES LAKE, Wash. -- A Moses Lake man was placed in custody after detectives said they found a significant amount of cocaine, scales, and packaging material and his home.
Grant County’s Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team, Moses Lake Police Officers and Special Agents from the State Gambling Commission arrested, 63, Tuesday on suspicion of dealing drugs. Detectives had earlier executed two search warrants on Oronia’s two homes.
Oronia, who according to court records has been arrested and convicted of drug dealing in the past, allegedly continued his illegal narcotics trafficking in the Longview Tracts area of Moses Lake, until detectives caught up to him and conducted several controlled buys of cocaine.
Oronia faces criminal charges of possession of cocaine with intent to deliver in a school zone – a serious felony. If convicted, the school zone enhancements alone would put Oronia in prison for a minimum of 24 months.
The arrest was the result of nearly a year-long investigation by INET Detectives.