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Snohomish Regional Drug Task Force Seized $14 M Worth of Fentanyl, Largest Amount Ever Seized in Snohomish County
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 28, 2020
CONTACTS: Courtney O’Keefe, Director of Communications, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office
Courtney.O’Keefe@snoco.org, 425-388-3865, Media line: 425-249-6263
LYNNWOOD, Wash. – On Saturday, July 25, the Snohomish Regional Drug Task Force seized 1,400 grams of fentanyl, the largest amount ever seized in Snohomish County. Following a narcotics investigation, a 38 year-old Lynnwood man and a 36 year-old Lynnwood woman were taken into custody around 10 a.m. Saturday during a traffic stop in the 18200 block of 59th Avenue NE in Arlington.
With an approved search warrant, detectives recovered 13 grams of heroin in the center console of the vehicle and a pistol under the passenger seat floorboard. During a search of the suspects’ residence located in the 15900 block of 35th Place West in Lynnwood, detectives recovered:
- Approximately 1,400 grams of fentanyl powder
- Approximately 808 grams of heroin
- Approximately 12 grams of methamphetamine
- Several blenders with copious amounts of suspected drug residue in them
- Several digital scales with suspected drug residue on the weigh plates
- Copious amounts of various types of drug packaging materials, to include vacuum sealable bags and a vacuum sealer
- Copious amounts of cutting agents for the manufacture of illicit narcotics for sale
- Binding agents for the express purpose of producing counterfeit pills
- A 9mm handgun
- A pistol grip 12-guage shotgun with a sawed off barrel and an obliterated serial number
- Various calibers of ammunition
- Approximately $14,000 in cash
The street value of the fentanyl seized ranges from $14 million to $23 million. From this supply, about 1.4 million counterfeit pills could be produced and the amount of fentanyl the suspects possessed at their residence has the capability to cause the death of approximately 700,000 people.
Both suspects were arrested and booked into the Snohomish County Jail. The 38 year-old Lynnwood man was booked for three felony charges for manufacturing and selling and unlawful possession of a firearm. The 36 year-old Lynnwood woman was booked for three felony charges for manufacturing and selling and possession of a controlled substance.