GEORGE — Two George men are in jail on suspicion of drug-trafficking and running a rooster-fighting operation.
The Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team, with the Columbia River Drug Task Force (Wenatchee), Grant County deputies and an agent from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, recently raided a home on 16258 Road 1 Northwest near George.
Servando Alonso Flores, 38, and Viancy Ambriz Villa, 27, were arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, running a rooster-fighting operation, conspiracy to manufacture cocaine and manufacturing marijuana. Included in the charges is a school zone violation enhancement for drug activity near a school, according to a prepared statement from the sheriff's office.
The arrests are a result of a six-month investigation, focused on the two suspects, into the trafficking of drugs between Wenatchee and the Quincy and George area.
Flores and Villa are currently held on a immigration detainer, and will remain in the county jail until ICE works out the details to assume custody, according to the sheriff's office.
During the search, detectives found about one ounce of pure meth, a large marijuana-growing operation and evidence of cocaine residue. A firearm and vehicle were also seized, according to reports.
"INET's partnership with the Columbia River Drug Task Force helped stop this drug-trafficking and manufacturing business, which was affecting the health and safety of people throughout central Washington," Sheriff Tom Jones said.
"Their actions demonstrate a commitment to halting dangerous criminals who provide drugs to users in our communities," Jones added.