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.
More news from KIRO 7
- One killed in crash east of Redmond
- Seattle to Portland in an hour: WSDOT releases results of ultra-high-speed transportation study
- Seattle Police Department left scrambling after weekend crime spree
- 93-year-old reportedly sexually assaulted at nursing home where rape was recorded on hidden camera
- Do you have an investigative story tip? Send us an email at email@example.com
© 2019 Cox Media Group.