DEA Raids Multiple Everett Homes

November 5, 2015

Everett, Police Blotter

Editor’s Update 8:00 PM: MyEverettNews.com is reviewing information in relation to Thursday morning’s search warrants in Everett and surrounding areas. It appears that the case has been ongoing since 2013 beginning with a small clothing store on Everett Mall Way. Since that time numerous wire taps, surveillance and seizures of hundreds of thousands of dollars have taken place between Snohomish County and California. Information shows a major Drug Trafficking Organization was based in the Marysville – Everett area operating out of rental properties and moving between 10 to 20 kilos of heroin and methamphetamine every week for the past couple of years. Some of this was sold to dealers in Everett in quantities ranging from ounces to kilos. Other amounts were distributed across Washington and Oregon. 3 separate locations were searched in Everett with seven other search warrants served in locations between Marysville and south King County.

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Everett Police assisted DEA, Seattle Police and the Snohomish Regional Drug & Gang Task Force in this central Everett neighborhood around 6:00 this morning.

(Original Post 1:30 PM 11-5-15) This morning the DEA, Seattle Police and the Snohomish Regional Drug & Gang Task Force searched multiple homes in central and north Everett as well as locations in King and Snohomish Counties in an ongoing drug investigation.

Jodie Underwood, spokesperson for the Drug Enforcement Administration, tells MyEverettNews.com that a total of 10 locations were searched, multiple arrests were made and suspects are having their first Federal Court appearance this afternoon at 2:00PM.

Here’s what we know so far from a press release just issued by the DEA…

TWELVE ARRESTED IN TWO YEAR INVESTIGATION OF MAJOR METH AND HEROIN TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION
More than $1 Million in Cash and over 150 Pounds of Meth and Heroin Seized

A two year investigation of a major drug trafficking ring in King and Snohomish counties culminated in 12 arrests today following the unsealing of a grand jury indictment and filing of criminal complaints against two dozen defendants, announced U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes. Over the two years of the Drug Enforcement Administration led investigation, law enforcement seized more than 50 pounds of heroin and more than 100 pounds of methamphetamine. The organization moved significant amounts of cash as part of their trafficking. To date more than $1,118,000 has been seized by law enforcement.

“Heroin and methamphetamine remain significant threats to the health of our communities. This group was transporting and distributing large quantities of both drugs up through California and into King and Snohomish Counties,” said U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes. “I commend the DEA-led task force that worked diligently to identify those in this distribution chain so that they can be held accountable for spreading these poisons in the Puget Sound region.”

Early this morning law enforcement served search warrants on ten locations in King and Snohomish Counties. Today alone law enforcement seized 14 pounds of heroin, 43 pounds of methamphetamine, a large sum of cash and eight handguns.

“Heroin and methamphetamine seizures have skyrocketed in the Pacific Northwest and are troubling,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Keith Weis. “Today, we crippled a transnational criminal organization with tentacles in our area. We remain focused on removing those who supply narcotics to the violent distribution networks destroying our communities.”

Those arrested will make their initial appearance today at 2:00 in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge James P. Donohue. The defendants in custody today include:

Alfredo Enciso-Begines, 27, Bothell, WA
Jose Manuel Estrada-Contreras, 33, Marysville, WA
Francisco Javier Munoz-Contreras, 26, Marysville, WA
Adrian Ortega-Gonzalez, 20, Marysville, WA
Jesse Price, 30, Stanwood, WA
Tracy Raley, 34, Marysville, WA
Marlen Ravelo, 47, Port Angeles, WA
Luis Zamudio-Rivera, 37, Marysville, WA
Maria Polonia-Serrano, 57, Fresno, CA
Gladys Morales-Garibay, 26, Marysville, WA
Michael Peterman, 34, Everett, WA
Juan Gerardo Ruiz, 30, Marysville, WA

The charges contained in the indictment are only allegations. A person is presumed innocent unless and until he or she is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

This was an Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation, providing supplemental federal funding to the federal and state agencies involved.

The investigation was led by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in conjunction with the Seattle Police Department and the Snohomish Regional Drug and Gang Task Force. The investigation was supported by the Internal Revenue Service, King County Sheriff’s Office, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Everett Police Department and the Marysville Police Department. Additional assistance was provided by the Centralia Police Department, Washington State Patrol, Port of Seattle Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Karyn Johnson and Andy Colasurdo.




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30 Responses to “DEA Raids Multiple Everett Homes”

  1. Tisha Girtz Says:

    Wow pull Trump in the mix. I am close to the 12th man and few are good people trying to make it inl This so called life hope all you judgemental people are perfect in every way since you got something to say!. Mind your own life and handle your own business truth be told a lot of the business is put on front by crooked ass white cops that don’t mind lettin a Cholo take the blame. So mind your business haters…..

  2. allen Says:

    It’s not just one group of people who are bringing the drugs to our community,I have friends in law enforcement and they have told me that as soon as they bust one group another group is there to take its place. It’s not that we all don’t care about what is going on with our community,most people are working and taking care of something with the kids,I have seen it work when people get together and walk around the nieghbor hood and talk to each other and actually get to know who is living in the community. We have failed ourselves and I am included in that,and I am willing to start being a better nieghbor and looking out for each other,let’s do this and we can make difference.

  3. Paula Says:

    Trash is trash no matter what the ethnicity. Get it the f*ck off the street.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    this is embarrassing that our community can think that each of u are better than your fellow hypocrites…..none of us are on the throne. you should be ashamed of yourself. we r not in controll of what color skin we r born with. grow up. thanks.

  5. Common Sense Says:

    “Heroin and methamphetamine remain significant threats to the health of our communities. This group was transporting and distributing large
    quantities of both drugs up through California and into King and Snohomish Counties,” said U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes. “I commend the DEA-led task force that worked diligently to identify those in this distribution chain so that they can be held accountable for spreading these poisons in the Puget Sound region.” Since the primary transport and distribution is along the I-5 corridor, why not have border patrol type checkpoints (w/dogs etc) at the California, Oregon and Washington state borders? What a TOTAL difference that could make. That is what we should push for.

  6. Donald Says:

    Washington is a sanctuary state. These illegal aliens AKA undocumented migrants will receive the red carpet treatment paid for by you the tax payer. Enjoy!

  7. Dave Says:

    How many of the arrested are illegal aliens???

    • Renee Says:

      Wow Great Job TO THE Everett POLICE & DEA keep it up we need to clean our city up from this evil shit. Its hurt our kids, family, friends.
      Lets help everyone get clean

  8. Don Says:

    The chaosis for a reason, its being imported for a reason. The further we drag society down while saying we are lifting up justifies big bloated soon to be global government. If people had senibile lives lived by faith, moral codes and were self supporting believed in the contitution al rights there would not be the need for big brother. The government and banks coverty finance and condone drug running, the other formal half publically arrests and enforces law on the lowest population. We are being fed propaganda everyday, sadly the results are real tragic and painful.

    • Anonymous Says:

      Yes they do! Why are people so blind to the truth of what’s really going on in this country?! People really do need to wake up and stop believing all the propoganda put out by the media. Which is controlled by our government! Hello people! Open your eyes!

  9. Brad jager Says:

    This is coming from someone who has experienced a raid from the D.E.A and did 5 years in federal prison for said raid! Great job to all agencies involved! Mine was growing pot, I hope these buttholes get more than 5 years!

  10. Obama Says:

    Looks like a bunch of “hardworking” Hispanics who came the US to live a dream.

  11. mike Says:

    I am going to go non-politically correct here, totally uncaring about those who are going to scream about me being a bigot or fear monger and just say 9 of the 12 have very mexican names, maybe trump isn’t that far off base.

    • Jaime Says:

      This 100%!!

    • Barney Says:

      Trump is right about a bunch of stuff. Thats why he is disliked so much.

    • Jeff Robinson Says:

      I was thinking the same thing and just finished counting them when I read your comment… if someone is offended by what you said TS! I’m offended by them bringing drugs into my city…. I say my city because I was born here, raised here, went to school here, enlisted in the Army here and have raised a family here…. And these criminals are ruining my town… GET OUT! go back to that 3rd world sh*thole you came from and take those other three with you. Just Sayin.

      • Anonymous Says:

        You see whats funny is its not just illegals selling drugs its any race but i guess you would expect that from a races person lol

    • Anonymous Says:

      I said the same thing to my husband and what is the chance some of these are illegals and the fact we have open borders to allow these people in???? Don’t care if this offends anyone but these are realities of open borders!

    • NancyH Says:

      I so agree, Since 9 of the 12 arrested appear to be Mexican, makes me wonder how many are illegal and a product of our open borders. It has skyrocketed in the last year compared to years before. I’m sure they will water it down if they are illegal. I don’t care if this upsets the more Liberal part of this state but this is exactly what we were told would happen by many people who are in the know. Trump is really not far off in his NOW called “hate” talk, truth is not hate people unless of course you are liberal.

    • Kristi Says:

      Who cares?? It is what it is!!! Your assumption is 100% correct!!! We need to clean up this country and rid our towns of these illegal scumbags!!! In my book you are politically correct 🙂

    • Alex Says:

      Do you realize that south of the us border there is more Spanish speaking countries besides Mexico and they have many similarity on the names and last name. My name is alejandro and doesn’t make me a mexican since i was born in Argentina but also us citizen..you need educated you self and get out of that bigot little world you are in …is just my opinion don’t get me wrong but iif we want ab

      • mike Says:

        I am glad you came the correct way Alejandro, welcome to America. Your assumptions about my education are entirely that.

    • Gir Says:

      suffocate yourself.

  12. Andrew Davis Says:

    The flashbangs in Marysville scared my dogs into escaping my backyard… they are safe now… but after reading this report, I’m shocked there were no injuries or deaths

  13. Tyler Lussier Says:

    Let’s keep it going!

  14. Max Maxwell Says:

    Any chance of listing the addresses raided?