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Kittitas (pronounced 'KITT-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
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On 2/12/2021 Kittitas County Sheriff’s deputies worked with members of Grant County’s Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team (INET), the Washington State Patrol’s Marijuana Eradication Team (MET) and the Department of Ecology to serve a search warrant on a suspected illegal marijuana grow in the Easton area.
Three subjects were taken into custody. All three were licensed residents of states in the eastern U.S. Investigators believe the operation was geared toward the export of marijuana to states where it remains illegal and likely has ties to organized crime.
Such operations often include illegal and unsafe electrical systems and the use of hazardous and toxic chemicals. Waste and runoff are frequently disposed of in ways that threaten the community and the environment.
“I appreciate the professionalism of the teams that supported this operation and ensured its safe execution,” said Sheriff Clay Myers. “Criminals routinely work across county and state lines. When law enforcement agencies also cooperate across county and jurisdictional lines, we make all of our communities safer.”
Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us
Chief Deputy Ben Kokjer509-933-8218
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.