Tuesday, February 13, 2007
The four men arrested in a drug bust last week in Sunnyside have been identified by the Law Enforcement Against Drugs (LEAD) Task Force.
Facing various criminal charges, including that of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, are Trinidad Rivera-Corona and Daniel Rivera-Diaz, both 22, and Jose Sanchez-Cardenas and Estiban Morfin-Rivera, both 30.
According to an LEAD spokesman, the local task force and the Yakima office of the Drug Enforcement Administration arrested the four men last Wednesday, Feb. 7, in two separate automobiles near the area of Midvale Road and West South Hill Avenue, at about 9 p.m. The four, say officials, were attempting to sell five kilograms of cocaine and 11 pounds of methamphetamine to undercover officers.
Police say two of the suspects were found to be armed with handguns, and an assault rifle was located with two of the suspects in the second car. The two vehicles and a small amount of cash, said the LEAD Task Force spokesman, were seized.
The following day a search warrant was executed by the LEAD Task Force at a home at 45802 North District Line Road, where one or more of the suspects were believed to be living. Found at the home, say police, were documentary evidence, scales and drug paraphernalia.
Assisting in last week's drug bust were officers from the Sunnyside Police Department, the Blue Mountain Narcotics Task Force of Hermiston, Ore., the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Prosser Police Department, the Tri-Cities Metro Drug Task Force, the Washington State Patrol and the Yakima County Sheriff's Department.