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GEORGE — Grant County sheriff’s deputies said they discovered a large cache of methamphetamine in a SUV Tuesday, more than a week after the vehicle was stopped and impounded.57ed185e6ca2a_image

The 2011 Chevy Avalanche yielded an estimated 6 pounds, 7 ounces of meth when searched under warrant, Sheriff Tom Jones said in a press release. The meth was secured in a hidden compartment, he said.

The drugs went unnoticed when the vehicle was originally stopped by a Washington State Patrol trooper Sept. 17 on Highway 283 near George. The driver provided a suspended California license, and was cited and released. The Avalanche was impounded.

Jones said the tow operator was looking for registration info a few days later when he discovered a suspicious package, containing what he believed to be methamphetamine. He alerted the trooper, who called the Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team, a multi-agency drug unit that includes detectives from Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Moses Lake Police, Quincy Police and State Patrol.

INET officers searched the vehicle Tuesday with help from a Kennewick Police Department narcotics dog and handler. The total cache of methamphetamine found carries a street value of more than $190,000, Jones said.

A warrant for the arrest of the driver is pending.



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