18 arrested in Idaho/Washington drug sweep

Posted at 8:21 AM, Jun 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-16 10:21:19-04

A task force of federal, state and local law enforcement officers have arrested eighteen people in eastern Washington and northern Idaho for drug-related charges.

More than 100 officers were involved in Thursday's arrests, which occurred in the Spokane and Yakima, Washington and Post Falls, Idaho areas.

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says four additional people are still being sought.

The arrested people will face an array of charges in federal court for conspiracy to distribute cocaine and methamphetamine, officials said.

The arrests are the culmination of a two-year investigation by the Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force.

(by Associated Press)