After Eviction, Police Find $1.5 Million Worth Of Drugs In Everett Apartment

October 24, 2022

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Photo provided by Snohomish County Regional Drug Task Force.

Editor’s update 2:15PM: We reached out to the Sheriff’s Office with some additional questions about this discovery. Sheriff’s Office Director of Public information confirmed for us the residence in question was in the 10700 block of Evergreen Way within the city limits of Everett, Washington. Other questions regarding the case were referred to Homeland Security Investigations which is the investigative branch of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). David Yost with the agency told us HSI is different from homeland security, in a similar manner in that the DEA is described by itself, not as justice or the DOJ. With regard to our questions he provided us with the following statement via email.

“As a matter of policy we don’t comment on any ongoing investigations,” said Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Robert Hammer, who oversees HSI operations in the Pacific Northwest. “HSI investigates a variety of trans-border crimes such as fentanyl smuggling. We proactively partner with all law enforcement agencies at the federal, state, and local level to protect the communities we serve across the Pacific Northwest.”

This in today from the Snohomish Regional Drug Task Force:

Photo provided by Snohomish County Regional Drug Task Force.

Photo provided by Snohomish County Regional Drug Task Force.

On Wednesday, October 19, the Snohomish Regional Drug Task Force (SRDTF) recovered $1.5 million worth of drugs from an Everett apartment. On Wednesday evening, apartment staff were processing an eviction on an abandoned apartment unit. When the apartment manager entered the tenant’s apartment, he observed a large quantity of drugs and immediately called 911.

Everett Police Department patrol units responded to the apartment and noted the quantity of drugs inside was extensive and requested assistance. Everett PD’s Anti-Crime team and the Snohomish Regional Drug Task Force responded to the scene.

Upon arrival, SRDTF detectives determined the quantity of drugs was indicative of a high-level drug trafficking organization. Inside the apartment, detectives recovered over 3,000 grams of heroin, 2,500 grams of pure fentanyl powder, over 100,000 M-30 fentanyl pills, 989 grams of cocaine, over 21,000 grams of methamphetamine, and 101 gallons of ethanol.

SRDTF detectives, in collaboration with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), have identified persons of interest in this case. This remains an active investigation.

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