The Grays Harbor Drug Task Force served multiple search warrants yesterday for alleged illegal drug sales in Elma. A joint press release said that officers from Elma, Aberdeen, Hoquiam, Cosmopolis, and deputies from the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office assisted.

The search warrants on homes in the 200 block of East Main, the 100 block of South 16th and the 100 block of Evergreen Lane were a culmination of related ongoing investigations involving local methamphetamine and heroin distribution. The homes were all within 1000 feet of a school or school bus stop, adding “School Enhancement” to possible sentencing.

Three women from Elma, two age 35, and a 29-year-old remain jailed on felony drug charges.

Significant amounts of heroin, methamphetamine and cash were seized during the investigation, as well as two vehicles.

The joint press release added, the Drug Task Force, in collaboration with our local law enforcement partners, will continue to target mid-level drug traffickers because they profit from poisoning our communities and burdening our citizens into the spiral of addiction and criminal activity. 

The Grays Harbor Drug Task Force consists of detectives from the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office, Aberdeen Police Department and Hoquiam Police Department.