• 2 ATF agents injured while targeting meth, heroin trafficking organization

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    Two agents were injured Tuesday morning while executing a search warrant as part of a large-scale bust targeting a meth and heroin drug trafficking organization in central and eastern Washington, police said. A suspect was also injured. 

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Border Patrol were involved in the enforcement action. Tuesday's operation was a continuation of a December 2017 effort against traffickers in Grant County. 

    Two ATF agents were injured at a home on the 2400 block of Road E.5-Northeast in Moses Lake. The injuries were not life threatening. They were transported to the hospital for evaluation and are expected to be released soon. 

    A suspect was also injured, according to the press release. Police believe the suspect shot himself as the search warrant was executed. The suspect was transported to a hospital in the Spokane area and his identity is being withheld due to the ongoing federal investigation. 

    The Grant County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit is investigating. 

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