Six arrested on drug charges
After an eight-month investigation the North Central Washington Narcotics Task
Force executed several search warrants that led to the arrest of six individuals, according to a press release.
The task force made 19 methamphetamine purchases in all and added an additional 13 enhancements for the deliveries that occurred in school zones, some of which occurred in the areas near Okanogan High School, Okanogan Elementary school and the Brewster High/Middle School.
During the service of several search warrants law enforcement officers located drugs, cash, weapons and seized four vehicles.
Several agencies assisted the North Central Washington Narcotics Task Force with the arrests and service of the warrants, including the Okanogan County Sherriff’s Office, Colville Tribal Police, United States Border Patrol, Homeland Security Investigations out of Oroville, Drug Enforcement Administration out of Spokane, Brewster Police Department and Douglas County Sherriff’s Office.
Arrested were: Jose M. Plata-Niebla, 45 of Okanogan; Ruben Ochao-Jauregui, 38, Okanogan; Adrian Rodriguez, 31, Bridgeport; Humberto Aguilar-Garcia, 21, Omak; Delfino Avila-Mejia, 54, Bridgeport; Carlos I. Martinez-Lopez, 33, Okanogan.
All were booked into the Okanogan County Jail on various charges.