On Saturday, July 25, the Snohomish Regional Drug Task Force seized the largest amount of fentanyl ever seized in Snohomish County: 1,400 grams.
According to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, during a 10 am traffic stop in the 18200 block of 59th Avenue NE in Arlington, a 38-year-old Lynwood man and a 36-year-old Lynwood woman were taken into custody following the recovery of 13 grams of heroin in the center console of the vehicle and a pistol under the passenger seat floorboard.
During a search of their residence, 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-gauge shotgun with a sawed-off barrel and an obliterated serial number
- Various calibers of ammunition
- Approximately $14,000 in cash
The Snohomish County Sheriff’s office reported that 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 Lynwood man was booked for three felony charges for manufacturing and selling and unlawful possession of a firearm while the woman was booked for three felony charges for manufacturing and selling and possession of a controlled substance.