SWAT Team, helicopter used in ongoing investigation

SWAT Team present, helicopter hovers over Toppenish (IMG: Abe Leyva)

TOPPENISH, Wash. - The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) confirms an operation that led to two people getting detained outside of Toppenish is part of an ongoing investigation.

Some people were concerned about a SWAT Team and helicopter hovering in the area of McDonald Road and Highway 97 near Toppenish, Wednesday morning.

Yakima County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Mike Russell said the SWAT Team was performing a tactical operation.

Units from local agencies were in a backup role to the operation off Rowberry Way but the DEA said more information will come when the investigation is complete.

Information in this story will be updated as available.

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