Benton gang unit makes 146 arrests since January

BENTON COUNTY, Wash. -- More than a dozen criminals are off our streets each month. It's the newest bragging right from the Benton County gang unit.

So far this year, the gang unit has arrested 146 gang members.

Of those, more than half ended up facing felony charges.

Besides the arrests, the unit pulled drugs off Tri-Cities' streets

Deputies seized more than a thousand pounds of illegal drugs, mostly meth and weed, but also cocaine and prescription pills.