Two Moses Lake men arrested on cocaine related drug charges

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March 1, 2013

(Moses Lake, WA)  Two Moses Lake men are in custody today after Grant County’s Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team and Grant County Sheriff’s Deputies served three search warrants at 1207 Patton Boulevard in Moses Lake on Wednesday Feb. 27th.

A Grant County Superior Court Judge authorized a search warrant for the person of Alexander Zambrano Hernandez, his vehicle and his residence.

Zambrano, 30, is alleged to have been selling cocaine from his residence and vehicle on multiple occasions to INET detectives. He is also alleged to have been selling cocaine within a school zone. Several children also live at the Patton Blvd. home.

INET Detectives found nearly an ounce of cocaine, a scale and the undercover police buy money while serving the warrants.

Zambrano’s vehicle was seized for facilitation of a drug transaction. Zambrano’s brother, Julio Zambrano, 21, was also arrested for possession of cocaine. The brothers are not legally residing in the U.S. and are citizens of Mexico.

As a result, Alexander Zambrano Hernandez is facing charges of possession of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to deliver in a school zone, all of which are felonies.

INET, Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Moses Lake Police and Homeland Security all contributed to this investigation.

“I am really happy about these arrests since children were living in that home,” said Sheriff Tom Jones. “This case required great cooperation between all the agencies, and they need to be recognized for their great work.”

INET is supervised by the Grant County Sheriff’s Office; INET is comprised of detectives from the Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Patrol, Quincy Police Department and Moses Lake Police Department.