Federal officials say charges have been filed against two men, accused to trying to sell meth to Federal undercover agents.

   The sting operation took place in Sunnyside in January.

According to the US Attorney's Office for the District of Eastern WA, in January Homeland Security was able to determine two men were attempting to set up delivery of meth in southeastern WA State.

Federal officials set up a preliminary meeting on January 11th, using an informant, who met with one of the men. The informant and others monitoring the meeting saw the sale of 40 grams of meth, then the suspect agreed to sell the informant 50 lbs. of the drug.

On January 18th, one of the two suspects, Jesus Birrueta-Mendoza, met up with whom he thought were the drug buyers in the Buy Mart Parking lot in Sunnyside. The other suspect, Germain Reyna Saucedo, was in the passenger seat. According to the US Attorney's Office:

"The informant asked where the drugs were and was told the drugs were in the backseat. Birrueta-Mendoza then said the bag contained half of the agreed amount of drugs. 

Agents moved in and arrested Birrueta-Mendoza and Saucedo. Agents located a handgun in a holster on Saucedo’s waistband, along with $1,600 in cash."

A search warrant was served the next day and used to search Saucedo's vehicle, where the rest of the drugs were discovered.

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Federal officials say 25.2 pounds of the drugs were confiscated, and the two men are now facing multiple Federal drug charges.

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