Two Kennewick men arrested for dealing meth in Clarkston

QUAD CITIES DRUG TASK FORCE -- After a yearlong drug trafficking investigation, detectives from the Quad Cities Drug Task Force arrested a 31-year-old Tri-cities man along with his 35-year-old uncle, also from Tri-cities, late Thursday afternoon, interrupting their drug sales for that day.

Detectives booked Rigoberto G. Sanchez and Jose A. Rivera, of Kennewick Washington, into the Asotin County Jail on the charge of Delivery of a Controlled Substance.

Detectives stopped the 2010 Toyota Prius, Rivera was driving, at the intersection of 7th Street and Elm Street near downtown Clarkston after observing the two men exchange almost a pound of Methamphetamine for $9,000.00 cash at about 5:10 p.m. Thursday.

Detectives arrested and searched the two finding the money from the drug deal in the left inside pocket of Sanchez's coat .

Bond was set this morning at $250,000.00 for each of the two men.

The Quad Cities Drug Task Force is partially funded by the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance to combat narcotics distribution in Southeastern Washington and Western Idaho Counties.