Tips from the public shut down a Hoquiam drug house
On Thursday, detectives with the Grays Harbor Drug Task Force, along with officers from the Hoquiam Police Department and Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office, served a search warrant in the 200 block of K Street in Hoquiam.
During the search warrant regarding small-scale methamphetamine sales, a 34-year old Hoquiam woman was arrested for multiple counts and booked into the Grays Harbor County Jail on pending felony drug charges.
A 28-year old Hoquiam man who was staying at the home was arrested on an outstanding DOC felony warrant for probation violations. Suspected methamphetamine was also found on him. He was booked at the Hoquiam City Jail and may face additional felony drug charges.
Other people staying at the home were checked for outstanding wants and released.
The investigation stemmed from numerous neighborhood complaints to the Hoquiam Police Department of heavy foot and vehicle traffic to and from the home. These complaints were forwarded to the Drug Task Force, who initiated an undercover investigation.
Police Chief Jeff Myers tells KXRO, “One of our three Department Focus Points is targeting drug dealers and drug locations. The Drug Task Force took on this location based on citizen concerns and developed a case which will hopefully resolve the problem.”
Given the conditions of the home, including the fact there was no electrical service, it will be condemned by the Hoquiam Building Department. Anyone who returns will be arrested for trespassing.