OMAK Three local people have been arrested in connection with an alleged heroin and prescription drug distribution ring.
Justine C. Belgarde, Lucas D. Cook and Alyssa Ann Descoteaux were arrested Friday after North Central Washington Narcotics Task Force agents searched a home at 430 Dayton St., Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said Tuesday afternoon.
The search, which included Washington State Patrol and Colville Tribal Police investigators, concluded a month-and-a-half long investigation into an alleged heroin and prescription drug distribution ring, Rogers said. Other details of the case have not yet been released.
Belgarde, 20, was booked into the Okanogan County Jail for two counts of delivery of a controlled substance-heroin, one count each of delivery of a controlled substance-oxycodone and delivery of a controlled substance-hydrocodone, and four counts of delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school bus stop, he said.
Cook, 29, was booked for three counts of delivery within 1,000 feet of a school bus stop, and one count each of delivery of a controlled substance-heroin, delivery of a controlled substance-oxycodone, delivery of a substance-hydrocone, possession with intent to deliver heroin and possession with intent to deliver hydrocodone, Rogers said.
Descoteaux, 20, was arrested for one count of delivery of a controlled substance-heroin, he said, adding a school zone enhancement was added.
According to the sheriff, Descoteaux's delivery charge stems from an alleged incident in an Omak School District parking lot.
Descoteaux's drug-related arrest was her second in about a month and third since March.
On April 30, she was charged in Superior Court with two counts of possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance-heroin, possession of 40 grams or less of marijuana and use of drug paraphernalia.
The charges stem from an April 25 incident, court records show.
Descoteaux was also arrested March 3 after being linked to the arrest of an Omak man who burglarized the Eagles Aerie No. 3004 while wearing a jail tracking device in Okanogan.
In that case, Kyle Allyn Snyder, 22 was arrested without incident at his mother's home after deputies determined he was a suspect in a Eagles robbery. Snyder was wearing a home-monitoring tracking device at the time he allegedly burglarized the club at 1820 2nd Ave. No.
He was booked into the Okanogan County Jail on charges of second-degree burglary, second-degree theft and first-degree malicious mischief.
Tracking data showed Snyder was in the Eagles club at the time of the burglary, the sheriff said previously.
"That’s right; Snyder wore the ankle bracelet to do the burglary," Rogers told The Chronicle in March. "The history on Snyder’s monitor showed that he went to from the Eagles several times that night and the times on the history also match the surveillance video obtained from the Eagles."
The data also showed he visited Motel Nicolas, 527 E. Grape St., in Omak. Deputies determined he was visiting Alyssa A. Descoteaux, then 19.
Following an interrogation, she was arrested at that time for possession of methamphetamine and booked into the county jail.
She was not charged in the burglary.
Since the March arrest, Descoteaux and Snyder have obtained a marriage license. The Okanogan County Auditor's Office reported the issuance of the license April 23.