The Moses Lake Police Department has taken a dangerous drug dealer off the streets.

They thank the alert neighbors who tipped them off.

Without the information and assistance of the neighbors, this investigation would have taken much longer. We value the relationship with our community and try to strengthen it every day.

On Tuesday, detectives took 58-year-old Eric Deane into custody, after receiving numerous complaints about criminal activity in the 200 block of Northshore Drive. Neighbors reported seeing a high volume of traffic at the suspect's residence over the last two weeks.

Get our free mobile app

After investigation, it was determined that Deane was dealing drugs out of a basement apartment.

attachment-druga
loading...

Detectives obtained a warrant to search the home and an arrest warrant for Deane. After further investigation, it was learned that another wanted suspect was living at the residence. 56-year-old Brian Godfrey was wanted by the Department of Corrections for robbery. Godfrey was located at the residence and taken into custody as well.

After searching the residence, detectives with the Moses Lake Department Street Crimes Unit recovered methamphetamine and evidence of drug trafficking.

attachment-meth
loading...

According to the Moses Lake Police Department Facebook page:

Deane was booked into the Grant County Jail on charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. The owner of the home has been served with a notice of the department’s intent to civilly seize the home under state law if the homeowner continues to allow the home to be used for criminal activity.

The Moses Lake Police Department would like to thank the community for their assistance.

25 True Crime Locations: What Do They Look Like Today?

Below, find out where 25 of the most infamous crimes in history took place — and what the locations are used for today. (If they've been left standing.)

LOOK: What are the odds that these 50 totally random events will happen to you?

Stacker took the guesswork out of 50 random events to determine just how likely they are to actually happen. They sourced their information from government statistics, scientific articles, and other primary documents. Keep reading to find out why expectant parents shouldn't count on due dates -- and why you should be more worried about dying on your birthday than living to 100 years old.

KEEP READING: Scroll to see what the big headlines were the year you were born