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September 10, 2013 at 8:23 PM
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).
September 6, 2013 at 9:13 AM
SPOKANE (AP) — A man who police say had $1.5 million worth of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin in a Wenatchee residence has been charged in federal court.
The Wenatchee World reports 31-year-old Hector Vicente Briseno-Medina faces 20 years to life in prison if convicted. He was arraigned Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Spokane, charged possessing 500 grams or more of meth and one kilogram or more of cocaine, both for the purpose of sale.
Briseno-Medina has previously been convicted of immigration violations.
March 2, 2012 at 11:37 AM
There is not points to locate on the map
A 26-year-old Edmonds man was arrested this morning after deputies served a search warrant at a Lynnwood-area home and found about 100 marijuana plants, firearms and C-4 plastic explosive, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.
The warrant was served on a home in the 18200 block of Larch Way. The State Patrol’s Regional Bomb Squad was called in when the undisclosed amount of C-4 and firearms were discovered, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The 26-year-old man will be booked into Snohomish County Jail on investigation of manufacturing a controlled substance with intent to distribute.
C-4 looks like a block of clay and requires a blasting cap or detonator to explode.
December 6, 2011 at 9:23 AM
A 37-year-old Kirkland woman was arrested last night after a state trooper found five pounds of marijuana and a small amount of cocaine in her car during a traffic stop near Salem, Ore.
The Oregon State Police trooper stopped the woman’s 2002 Mercury Sable for a traffic violation around 11:12 p.m. on northbound Interstate 5. The trooper searched the trunk of the car and found the marijuana in a suitcase, according to an Oregon State Police news release. The trooper also found a small amount of cocaine in a backpack.
The State Police estimates the value of the marijuana at $12,500.
The woman was arrested and booked into the Marion County Jail for investigation of unlawful possession and distribution of a controlled substance.
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