The Hoquiam Police Department is very appreciative of the efforts of the detectives assigned to the Drug Task Force and recognize that raids such as this send a strong message to drug dealers in our neighborhoods. The homeowner will be put on official notice that subsequent drug dealing from her home may subject the property to forfeiture.
One 21-year old Hoquiam man and one 51-year old Hoquiam man (who is also a level I sex offender) were booked at the county jail on felony drug charges (both reside at the home). A 28-year old man who was apparently staying at the house was arrested and booked at the Hoquiam Jail on an outstanding Hoquiam warrant for disorderly conduct and obstructing a law enforcement officer. The man later posted bail to the court and was released.
The Grays Harbor Drug Task Force is a multi-agency team made up of detectives from the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department, the Aberdeen Police Department and the Hoquiam Police Department. Detective Sergeant Keith Fouts, the DTF supervisor, characterized this raid as a “local clean up” of an alleged neighborhood drug dealer that the DTF came across while working a larger investigation.