Two arrested in meth bust netting 200 grams in Asotin County


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    On Tuesday, the Quad-Cities Drug Task Force and Asotin County Sheriff’s Office made two drug busts in Asotin and this time authorities seized more than 200 grams of meth and almost $3,000 collectively.

    Law enforcement executed a search warrant on Robert Jones’ home on the 1300 block of 15th Street in Asotin County. Police found 136 grams of meth, $375.00 cash, drug paraphernalia, scales, and packaging material.

    Jones was booked into the Asotin County Jail where he faces charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

    While detectives were at Jones’ home they saw Timothy Torrez leading in a vehicle belonging to Jones. Detectives executed a traffic stop on Torrez and received a search warrant. Inside that car they found an additional 116 grams of meth and more than $2,000 cash.

    Torrez was booked into the Asotin County Jail where he faces charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

    The drug busts are what the Asotin police chief is working towards to ensure a safer city and county.

    "I've got a lot of citizens, I've got a lot of kids, I've got a lot of visitors that come through this community that need to feel safe, they deserve to feel safe,” said Asotin Police Chief Monte Renzelman. “They should be able to go out for a jog out on their street. They should be able to enjoy the river, the park or whatever without having to deal with that."

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