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September 10, 2013 at 8:23 PM

Detectives seize 64 pounds of heroin in Tacoma drug-bust

A narcotics task force made one heck of a drug bust Monday, seizing about 64 pounds of heroin at a Tacoma home.

Detectives also seized a handgun, a scale and “drug-packaging material,” along with the drugs, which had an estimated street value of more than $500,000, according to a Kitsap sheriff’s news release.

Three suspects were booked into the Pierce County Jail on a variety of charges, the release said.

The arrests were the result of a investigation by detectives with the West Sound Narcotics Enforcement Team (WestNET).

WestNET is a multiagency narcotics task force hosted by the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, the release said. It draws members from the sheriff’s offices in Kitsap, Pierce and Mason counties; Shelton police and the State Patrol.

Other agencies involved in Monday’s arrests included the Tacoma Police Department; Washington State Patrol and K-9 teams; the Drug Enforcement Administration; and the U. S. Department of Justice.

Concerned citizens with information about drug dealers or narcotics-related activity can call 360-337-7064 to report it. All callers have the option to remain anonymous. For callers from North Kitsap, Bainbridge Island, Olalla and Mason County, the toll-free number is 800-585-TIPS (8477).

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