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Interagency contract OK’d

YAKIMA – An interagency agreement between the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington State Patrol was Tuesday approved by Yakima County commissioners.

The agreement between the two law enforcement agencies allows them to work together for the purpose of gathering and reporting intelligence data for the purpose of investigating illicit possession and distribution of marijuana.

The agencies will conduct investigations and the sharing of information with one another.

Cultivation of illegal marijuana plants and the collection of evidence will be documented and sent to the Washington State Patrol’s research analyst. Samples will be sent to the National Institute on Drug Abuse marijuana potency monitoring program at the University of Mississippi.

The agreement expires on Dec. 31.

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