WALLA WALLA - City police arrested a married couple early this morning following a SWAT raid on the couple's rented apartment at 123 E. Sumach St.
Baldwin Hong, 46, is being held on investigation of conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school bus stop. Debra Hong, 38, is being held on investigation of delivery of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school bus stop and conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine.
Officer Tim Bennett, city police spokesman, said in a news release the raid took place at roughly 6:15 a.m. and police seized drug paraphernalia and computer equipment. The arrests followed several weeks of investigation by detectives.
The size and scope of the Hongs' alleged drug operation will likely be more clear following forensic analysis of the seized computer equipment, Bennett said.