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September 26, 2014

BRIKN: King County Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Use of Gun at Drug Deal

BERRELLEZA-VERDUZCO: Leader of Cartel-Linked Drug and Gun Trafficking Ring Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison

July 22, 2014

OPERATION SHATTERED: Eight People Charged in Connection with Explosions during Dangerous Hash Oil Manufacturing

June 6, 2014

CLAY: Second Marijuana Grow Robber Sentenced to Long Prison Term

May 22, 2014

SADLER: Bellevue Man Who Sold Drugs on 'Silk Road' Website Pleads Guilty to Drug Distribution Conspiracy

May 16, 2014

MARTIN: Relatives Who Conspired to Traffick Oxycodone from California to Tacoma Sentenced to Long Prison Terms

May 9, 2014

ELSHAUG: Snohomish County Men Indicted for Gun Trafficking

April 25, 2014

SLAUGHTER: Repeat Offender Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Gun Battle Involving Marijuana Distribution

April 24, 2014

BRIKN: Federal Way Man Pleads Guilty to Using Firearm During Drug Trafficking Crime

April 14, 2014

JOHNSON: Organizers of Long-Running Marijuana Production and Distribution Ring Sentenced to Prison

March 11, 2014

SAROYA: Owner and Operator of Crime Infested Tukwila Motel Sentenced to Prison

March 10, 2014

CASTILLO: Ballard Resident who Repeatedly Sold Marijuana to Minors Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison

February 25, 2014

HERNANDEZ: Thirteen Arrested in Connection with Meth and Heroin Distribution Ring

SMITH: Sequim Drug Trafficker Arrested Following High Speed Chase

January 31, 2014

CAPODANNO: Pierce County Man Wo Killed Two while Protecting his Marijuana Grow Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison

January 10, 2014

SIDHU: Former RCMP Member Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Leadership Role in International Drug Trafficking Ring

January 8, 2014

ROSS and BRIKN: Two Men Charged Federally for Marijuana Deal that Turned Deadly

December 24, 2013

LE: Anesthesiologist Pleads Guilty To Unlawfully Distributing Oxycodone

December 6, 2013

WOODRUFF: Repeat Offender Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Gun and Drug Crimes

November 22, 2013

ANCHANDO: Arizona Man who Transported Drugs North and Guns South into Mexico Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

November 4, 2013

CHANCEY: Marysville Woman Pleads Guilty to Gun Trafficking and Drug Charges

October 25, 2013

CAPODANNO: Pierce County Man who Killed Two while Protecting Marijuana Grow Pleads Guilty to Drug and Gun Crimes

October 22, 2013

SINGH and SAROYA: Owners and Operators of Crime Riddled Motels Plead Guilty; Forfeit Properties and more than $265,000

October 1, 2013

BROWN: Lacy, Washington Repeat Offender Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Oxycodone Trafficking

September 16, 2013

CASTILLO: Ballard Resident Who Repeatedly Sold Marijuana to Minors Charged Federally

September 13, 2013

BERRELLEZA-VERDUZCO: Leading Member of Drug and Weapons Trafficking Ring Sentenced to 20 Year Prison Term

September 4, 2013

MAZORAQUIL: Law Enforcement Arrests Eight Linked to Heroin, Meth and Cocaine Trafficking

August 29, 2013

STATEMENT OF U.S. ATTORNEY JENNY A. DURKAN ON FEDERAL MARIJUANA ENFORCEMENT POLICY ANNOUNCEMENT

August 27, 2013

HIDALGO-MENDOZA: Drug Trafficker Who Hid Pounds of Heroin and Methamphetimine in Apartment Walls Sentenced to Long Prison Term

August 2, 2013

LINVOG: Former Hospice Nurse Sentenced to One Year in Prison for Tampering with Narcotic Pain Medication

July 10, 2013

KUSH: SW Washington Repeat Offender Sentenced to More than Seven Years in Prison for Gun and Drug Crimes

July 9, 2013

HAMILTON: Leader of Whatcom County Drug Ring Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

July 8, 2013

BROWN: Brother and Sister Team Sentenced to Prison for Narcotic Painkiller Distribution

June 4, 2013

PETERSON: Tacoma Repeat Offender Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Drug and Gun Crimes

June 3, 2013

SANCHEZ: SW Washington Man who Operated Shingle Mill as Cover for Meth Distribution Sentenced to Ten Year Prison Term

May 21, 2013

CASTENADA: Bellingham Woman Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison for Meth and Heroin Distribution

May 16, 2013

HIDALGO-MENDOZA: Drug Trafficker who Hid Kilos of Heroin and Meth in Lakewood Apartment Walls Convicted

ORTIZ and ANCHONDO: Two Members of Drug Conspiracy Connected to Mexican Cartel Convicted Following Seven Day Trial

May 14, 2013

RODE: Sekiu Resident Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Drug and Gun Crimes

May 7, 2013

POSTLETHWAITE: Canadian Trucker Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Drug Conspiracy

April 18, 2013

CAPODANNO: Pierce County Man Who Shot Two Intruders at his Marijuana Grow Indicted for Drug Manufacturing and Illegal Gun Possession

April 12, 2013

MUSTAFA: Seattle Man Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Dealing High Powered Narcotic while Possessing Multiple Firearms

CHAVIS: Everett Resident Linked to Gun Smuggling for Drug Cartel gets Five Year Prison Term

MO: Owner of Marijuana Dispensary Sentenced to Prison for Drug Dealing

April 5, 2013

LINVOG: Anacortes, Washington Nurse Pleads Guilty to Tampering with Narcotic Pain Medications at Hospice Facility

April 1, 2013

HAMILTON: Leader of Whatcom County Drug Distribution Ring Pleads Guilty to Gun and Drug Crimes

March 14, 2013

BAD APPLE: Wide Ranging Drug Trafficking Conspiracy Dismantled

March 13, 2013

MARSTON: Kelso Resident Sentenced to Prison for Gun and Drug Crimes

March 12, 2013

SHEPARD: Owner of Non-Profit "Club" Charged with Illegal Distribution of Prescription Narcotics

March 8, 2013

VALENZUELA: Everett Woman who was Key Player in Mexico Based Drug Distribution Ring Sentenced to Prison

March 1, 2013

KUNTZ: Repeat Offender Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Gun and Drug Crimes

February 22, 2013

REID: Former Longview Club Owner Sentenced to Prison for Meth Distribution

January 25, 2013

JENNINGS: Seattle Repeat Offender Sentenced to Ten Year Prison Term

January 18, 2013

DIEFFENBACH: Drug Trafficker Who Tried to Hide Behind Medical Marijuana Shield Sentenced to Prison

MCCRACKEN and RAMIERZ-LUCIO: SW Washington Men Sentenced to Long Prison Terms for Methamphetamine Trafficking

January 9, 2013

FRICK: Monroe Repeat Offender Sentenced to Long Prison Term for Drug and Counterfeiting Crimes

January 3, 2013

URRIETA: Owner of Tacoma Western Wear Store Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Heroin Distribution Conspiracy

December 6, 2012

YIM: Burien Women Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Role in Drug and Money Laundering Conspiracies

December 5, 2012

Initiative 502: Statement from U.S. Attorney's Office

November 30, 2012

GRIMES: Thurston County Man Who Mailed Meth and Heroin to Alaska Sentenced to Twenty Years in Prison

TORRES-MAGANA: Yakima Man Arrested with More than Three Pounds of Highly Pure Methamphetamine gets Eight Year Prison Term

November 20, 2012

POSTELTHWAITE: Canadian Trucker Convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana

November 14, 2012

RODE: Sekiu Man Pleads Guilty to Drug and Gun Crimes

November 9, 2012

MAKI: Garys Harbor Man Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Cultivating and Selling Hallucinogenic Mushrooms

STEWART: Whatcom County Resident Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Role in Massive Cocaine Smuggling Conspiracy

ROSAS-MARTINEZ: Lakewood Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Gun and Drug Crimes

November 7, 2012

ROSENAU: Canadian Pilot who Flew Huge Loads of Drugs in the U.S. Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison

November 5, 2012

DAVIS: Felon Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Gun and Drug Crimes

October 23, 2012

HOT SPOT INITIATIVE: Law Enforcement Targets Gang, Gun and Drug Crime in South King County

October 19, 2012

STUART: U.S. Based Leader of International Drug Smuggling Ring Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

OLMOS: Whatcom County Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Cocaine Trafficking

October 16, 2012

MCCRACKEN: SW Washington Repeat Offender Convicted of Meth Distribution Scheme

September 17, 2012

TWEEDY: Seattle Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Shooting Death During Drug Dea

September 7, 2012

BOWMAN: Snohomish County Woman Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Aggravated ID Theft, Credit Card Fraud and Prescription Fraud

OLAIS ROCHA: Brothers who led Heroin and Meth Distribution Ring Sentenced to Long Prison Terms

August 28, 2012

ROCHE: FBI and Safe Streets Task Force Target Major Drug Distribution Ring

August 23, 2012

NOTIFICATION LETTERS: Storefronts Distributing Marijuana in School Zones Told to Cease Operating

August 20, 2012

MARIJUANA SHOPS: Three Plead Guilty to Drug Distribution Charges for Violating Federal and State Drug Laws

July 20, 2012

SAN JUAN: Nine Arrested for Gun and Drug Trafficking

July 11, 2012

ROSENAU: Canadian Pilot Who Flew Dozens of Loads of Drugs into U.S. Pleads Guilty on Eve of Trial

June 15, 2012

WHETSTONE: Everett Osteopath Sentenced to Prison for Drug Distribution and Financial Crime

CAMACHO-CONTREAS: Second in Command of Drug Smuggling Ring gets 11 Year Prison Term

June 14, 2012

SANCHEZ: Indictments Target Grays Harbor County Drug Smuggling Tied to Cedar Mill

May 4, 2012

YIM: Leader of Multi-Million Drug Distribution Ring Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

April 26, 2012

MIRANDA: Gun Trafficker Identified as part of "Hot Spot" Initiative Sentenced to Prison

April 23, 2012

REHAK and ARREOLA-REYES: SW Washington Repeat Offenders Sentenced to Prison for Drug and Gun Crimes

April 13, 2012

SANCHEZ-ISLAS: Prolific Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

April 12, 2012

ROSAS-MARTINEZ: Lakewood Man Convicted of Drug and Gun Crimes as Part of White Center 'Hot Spot' Initiative

YIM: Burien Woman Convicted of Drug and Money Laundering Conspiracies and Wire Fraud

March 30, 2012

FENIANOS: Canadian Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison for Role in International Drug Trafficking Ring

March 29, 2012

DRUG RAIDS: Two Large Drug Trafficking Organizations Dismantled in Coordinated Raids

JOHNSON: Former Doctor Sentenced to 12 + Years in Prison for Healthcare Fraud, Tax Crimes and Drug Distribution

March 23, 2012

BURDICK and MURPHY: Directors of Multi-Million Dollar Drug Trafficking Ring Sentenced to 12 Year Prison Terms

March 2, 2012

TRUONG: Leader of Marijuana Manufacturing Conspiracy Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison

RICHARDSON: Tacoma Woman Sentenced to 6+ Years in Prison for Drug Smuggling Conspiracy

February 28, 2012

FLORES: Puyallup Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Dealing Oxycodone

February 17, 2012

NGUYEN: Leader of Violent Seattle Street Gang Sentenced to 25+ Years in Prison for Conspiracy to Manufacture Marijuana

February 8, 2012

YIM: Leader of Large Multi-million Dollar Drug Smuggling Ring Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy Money Laundering

January 25, 2012

RODRIGUEZ-RIVERA: Coordinated Raids in Seattle and Bay Area Disrupt Large Drug Trafficking Organization

January 9, 2012

ALVERAS: "Lieutenant" for Colombian Drug Cartel Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison

January 6, 2012

NGUYEN: Brothers Sentenced to Prison for Marijuana Production Conspiracy

January 5, 2012

RUSHING: Final Defendant Sentenced to Prison for Massive Hashish Smuggling Scheme

December 22, 2011

HAMILTON: Feds Dismantle Heroin and Meth Distribution Ring Based in Whatcom County

December 9, 2011

BLANTON: Seattle Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Drug and Gun Crimes

November 22, 2011

VALENCIA GARCIA: Mexican National Sentenced to 11+ Years in Prison for Heroin Distribution

November 15, 2011

SEARCH WARRANTS: Federal Search Warrants Target Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering

November 10, 2011

JOHNSON: South Sound Doctor Convicted of Health Care Fraud, Tax Crimes and Drug Distribution

October 21, 2011

WHITE CENTER INITIATIVE: Fifty Arrested, 68 Guns Seized, along with Meth, Heroin, Cocaine in Three Month "Hotspot" Intitiative

September 23, 2011

ACOSTA-LOJA: Drug Dealer Caught with More than 30 Lbs. of Heroin Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison

September 16, 2011

FLORES: Former Police Officer Sentenced to Nearly Five Years in Prison for Dealing Oxycodone

September 9, 2011

KLEMETSEN: Final Defendant in Oxycodone Trafficking Ring Sentenced to Prison

September 1, 2011

MITCHELL and BURRELL: Two Sentenced to Prison for Scheme to get Prescription Medication by Fraud

August 19, 2011

OLAIS ROCHA: Violent Mexican Drug Trafficking Organization Indicted for Meth and Heroin Distribution

July 22, 2011

TAVARES: Final Member of Everett, Washington Gang Sentenced to Prison for Dealing Oxycodone

July 15, 2011

RODRIGUEZ: Gang Member Sentenced for Drug and Gun Crimes

July 12, 2011

RUBIO GARCIA: Mexican National who worked as "Dispatcher" for Heroin Ring gets Ten Year Prison Term

June 27, 2011

PINEDA: Leader of Tacoma Heroin Trafficking Ring Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison

June 3, 2011

LUGO and NICELY: Everett, Washington Gang Members Sentenced for Dealing Oxycodone

May 20, 2011

BRAR: Lynden Man Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Conspriacy to Distribute Ecstacy

May 13, 2011

RAMIREZ-VENTURA: Last Member of Drug Ring With Ties to Sinola Cartel Sentenced to Prison

May 12, 2011

BURRELL and MITCHELL: Two Plead Guilty in Scheme to Get Prescription Meidcation by Fraud

March 25, 2011

YORK: Seven Canadians Sentenced for Roles in Massive Drug Smuggling Scheme

March 7, 2011

LARSEN: Former Nurse Sentenced for Stealing Pain Medication from Nursing Home

March 3, 2011

RODRIGUEZ: Gang Member Convicted of Drug and Gun Crimes

March 1, 2011

SHAW: California Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Prescription Drug Trafficking

February 25, 2011

FLORES: Two Convicted of Dealing Drugs From Tribal Smokeshops

February 23, 2011

SMITH: Former Seattle High School Drug Counselor Sentenced to Prison for Drug Distribution

February 22, 2011

JAMES: Former Tacoma Resident Convicted in Ecstasy Smuggling Scheme

February 18, 2011

RUSHING: Final Defendant in Massive Hashish Smuggling Scheme Pleads Guilty

February 15, 2011

ROUECHE: Leader of Canada's UN Gang Sentenced Again to 30 Years in Prison

February 14, 2011

ARMSTRONG: Retired Canadian Dentist and Son Sentenced for Selling Counterfeit Erectile Disfunction Drugs

February 4, 2011

PEREZ-ALMONTE: Two Members of Drug Ring Sentenced to 10 Year Prison Terms

January 28, 2011

REISBECK: Leader of Kelso Meth Trafficking Ring Sentenced to Long Prison Term

January 21, 2011

ALLEN: Former Camas, WA Paramedic Sentenced to Prison for Product Tampering

SHOOK: Repeat Pharmacy Robber Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

CHALUPA: Kelso Man Sentenced to Long Prison Term for Meth Trafficking

12/30/10 WADDINGTON
COWLITZ COUNTY MAN SENTENCED TO TEN YEAR PRISON TERM FOR DRUG AND GUN CRIMES
Defendant Served as ‘Enforcer’ for Meth Distribution Ring

12/21/10 DESKINS
VIOLENT VANCOUVER REPEAT OFFENDER SENTENCED TO 16+ YEARS IN PRISON
Defendant Had Crack Cocaine Stored in 3-Year-old Daughter’s Bedroom

12/17/10 HALL
REPEAT OFFENDER SENTENCED TO TEN YEAR PRISON TERM FOR METH TRAFFICKING
80-Year-old Has Long History of Smuggling Drugs Through Washington to Alaska

12/17/10 BARQUET
SEATTLE MAN SENTENCED TO 5+ YEARS IN PRISON FOR DRUG AND GUN CRIMES
Defendant Sold Crack Cocaine During Brother’s trial for Cocaine Dealing

12/17/10 SCHWEDA
SEATTLE MAN SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON FOR TRAFFICKING LSD
Defendant Convicted at Trial of Conspiracy and Distribution of LSD

12/17/10 MUSAWWIR
SEATTLE MAN SENTENCED TO LONG PRISON TERM FOR RUNNING DRUG DISTRIBUTION CONSPIRACY WHILE INCARCERATED
Leader of Drug Ring Issued Orders to Others While Jailed in the King County Jail

12/10/10 JOHNSON
MONROE MAN SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON FOR METH DISTRIBUTION AND WEAPONS CHARGES
Repeat Offender Arrested in Connection with ‘La Familia’ Takedown

12/8/10 RAMIREZ-SANTOS
CONVICTED DRUG TRAFFICKER SENTENCED TO 7 YEARS IN PRISON FOR RETURNING AFTER DEPORTATION
Pierce County Man gets Lengthy Term Following Trial on Immigration Crimes

12/6/10 HAMILTON
KITSAP COUNTY REPEAT OFFENDER SENTENCED TO LONG PRISON TERM FOR DRUG DEALING
Defendant Distributed Large Amounts of Meth for Mexican Drug Trafficking Organization

12/3/10 WEBB
GANG MEMBER SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR CRACK COCAINE DISTRIBUTION
Defendant Federally Prosecuted as Part of Anti-Gang, Drug Market Initiative

12/3/10 RAMOS
SEATTLE MAN SENTENCED TO 35 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR TRAFFICKING LSD
Defendant Sold LSD to Undercover Officer on Multiple Occasions

12/1/10 LEWIS
REPEAT OFFENDER SENTENCED TO 15+ YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON
Seattle Man Will Serve Federal Time Following State Sentence for 2006 Crime Spree

11/22/10 TREJO-PEREZ
REPEAT OFFENDER SENTENCED TO 12 YEARS IN PRISON FOR METH DEALING
Arrested with 7lbs. Of Highly Pure Methamphetamine in ‘Operation Arctic Chill’

11/12/10 PEREZ-ALMONTE
RENTON COUPLE FOUND GUILTY OF CONSPIRACY TO DISTRIBUTE COCAINE
Pair Arrested Driving Up I-5 with 6 Kilos of Cocaine in a Hidden Compartment

11/12/10 LARSEN
SNOHOMISH NURSE PLEADS GUILTY TO STEALING PAIN MEDICATION FROM NURSING HOME
Nurse Stole Morphine, Diluted Vials with Water, and Replaced Them to Conceal Scheme

11/4/10 DAVIS
SPANAWAY FELON CONVICTED OF DRUG AND GUN CRIMES
Defendant with Lengthy Criminal History Faces Significant Prison Term

10/22/10 SALDANA
VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON MAN SENTENCED TO LONG PRISON TERM FOR CONSPIRACY TO DISTRIBUTE METHAMPHETAMINE
Member of Violent ‘Sureno’ Street Gang Moving Large Amounts of Meth

10/22/10 HUNLOCK
MEN INVOLVED IN TWO POUND HEROIN DEAL SENTENCED TO LONG PRISON TERMS
Repeat Offenders Staged Drug Deal at Soccer Field Parking Lot in North Seattle

10/21/10 ARMSTRONG
RETIRED B.C. DENTIST AND SON PLEAD GUILTY TO SELLING COUNTERFEIT VIAGRA AND CIALIS
Counterfeit Drugs Shipped from China and India to Blaine Post Office, Distributed in Canada

10/15/10 BAFARO
CANADIAN WHO LEAD FRIENDS ON DANGEROUS SNOWSHOE SMUGGLING RUN SENTENCED TO 30 MONTHS IN PRISON
Defendant Lost $70,000 Worth of Marijuana on a Previous Smuggling Attempt

10/15/10 RUMBO ROSAS
SEATTLE MAN WHO DISTRIBUTED HEROIN IN BOTH EASTERN AND WESTERN WASHINGTON GETS LONG PRISON TERM
Defendant Distributed Kilo Quantities of Horrifically Addictive Drug

10/13/10 OSEGUERA-CHAVEZ
MEXICAN NATIONAL SENTENCED TO 12+ YEARS IN PRISON FOR LEADING DRUG DISTRIBUTION RING
Defendant with Residences in Yelm and Kirkland Identified in “Operation Arctic Chill”

9/22/10 SMITH
FORMER DRUG COUNSELOR AT RAINIER BEACH HIGH SCHOOL CONVICTED OF DRUG DISTRIBUTION CONSPIRACY
Sold Oxycodone to Confidential Informant and Others on Multiple Occasions

9/10/10 COLEMAN
SEATTLE GANG MEMBER SENTENCED TO 30 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR CRACK SALES
Defendant Targeted for Federal Prosecution Under Anti-Gang and Drug Market Initiatives

9/10/10 EMERY
CANADIAN SENTENCED TO 5 YEARS IN PRISON FOR SELLING MILLIONS OF MARIJUANA SEEDS ACROSS THE BORDER
Long-time Marijuana Seed Dealer Admits ‘Arrogantly Violating U.S. Law’

9/10/10 GARCIA
LEAD DEFENDANT SENTENCED IN DRUG TRAFFICKING RING TIED TO NOTORIOUS “LA FAMILIA” CARTEL
Defendant Managed Distribution of Cocaine and Meth Across Western States

9/7/10 CORTEZ-MUNOZ
CALIFORNIA MAN SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON FOR TRAFFICKING “ICE”
Legal U.S. Resident was Key Smuggling Link in 20 Kilo Meth Delivery

8/23/10 WILLIAMS
RESIDENT OF SPECIAL COMMITMENT CENTER SENTENCED TO 9 YEARS IN PRISON FOR DRUG DISTRIBUTION CONSPIRACY, WITNESS TAMPERING
Defendant Manipulated Multiple Women, SCC Employee for His Scheme

8/13/10 RODGERS
PIERCE COUNTY REPEAT OFFENDER SENTENCED TO LONG PRISON TERM FOR DRUG AND GUN CRIMES
Federal Judge Determines Defendant is ‘Armed Career Criminal’

8/6/10 ESPINOZA
FEDERAL WAY RESIDENT SENTENCED TO 7+ YEARS IN PRISON FOR COCAINE DISTRIBUTION CONSPIRACY
Defendant Owned SUV with Hidden Compartment Stuffed with More Than $238,000 in Cash

7/26/10 WALTERS
WHATCOM COUNTY MAN SENTENCED TO 14 YEARS IN PRISON FOR DRUG SMUGGLING LINKED TO HELLS ANGELS IN CANADA
Repeat Offender Smuggled $2 Million in Ecstasy into U.S. by Boat

7/8/10 MORENO
MEXICAN NATIONAL WITH LENGTHY HISTORY OF DRUG DEALING GETS TEN YEAR PRISON TERM
Defendant Fled Scene of 2008 Drug Deal Involving more than 4 Kilos of Crystal Meth

6/11/10 VILLA-CRUZ
RENTON RESIDENT SENTENCED TO TEN YEARS IN PRISON FOR COCAINE TRAFFICKING
Mexican National had Previously been Deported Following Jail Term in Snohomish County

6/10/10 DRUG TRAFFICKING
DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION THAT DISPATCHED HEROIN DELIVERIES DISMANTLED
Organization Operating in South Tacoma Supplied Heroin Across South Sound Region

6/2/10 BOLTON
SEATTLE MAN WHO PURCHASED POUND QUANTITIES OF HEROIN FOR USE AND DISTRIBUTION SENTENCED TO LENGTHY PRISON TERM
Defendant Continued to Purchase Drugs Despite Contact with Law Enforcement

5/28/10 MARIN-TORRES
REPEAT OFFENDER SENTENCED TO 16 YEARS IN PRISON FOR DRUG AND GUN CRIMES
Cuban Immigrant Terrorized Low Income Apartment Community

5/24/10 EMERY
CANADIAN MARIJUANA SEED EXPORTER PLEADS GUILTY TO CONSPIRACY
Self -Proclaimed ‘Prince of Pot’ Agrees to 5 Year Prison Term

5/20/10 EMERY
CANADIAN WHO SHIPPED MILLIONS OF MARIJUANA SEEDS TO U.S.
TO APPEAR IN FEDERAL COURT IN SEATTLE
Marc Emery Extradited From Canada to Face Marijuana Distribution Charges

5/18/10 JOHNSON
MONROE MAN CONVICTED OF METH DISTRIBUTION AND WEAPONS CHARGES
Repeat Offender Arrested in Connection with ‘La Familia’ Takedown

5/14/10 ALFONSO
REPEAT OFFENDER SENTENCED TO TEN YEARS IN PRISON FOR METH DISTRIBUTION CONSPIRACY
Defendant Purchased and Distributed Multiple Pound Quantities of Methamphetamine

4/30/10 ARMSTRONG
RETIRED BC DENTIST AND SON INDICTED FOR TRAFFICKING IN COUNTERFEIT VIAGRA AND CIALIS
Drugs Shipped to Blaine Post Office, Allegedly Distributed in Vancouver Club Scene

4/30/10 GOLDFINCH
MEMBER OF VIOLENT VANCOUVER STREET GANG SENTENCED TO 8 YEARS IN PRISON FOR DRUG DISTRIBUTION
Defendant Sold Cocaine and Crack Cocaine

4/20/10 ESPINOZA
FEDERAL WAY RESIDENT FOUND GUILTY OF COCAINE DISTRIBUTION CONSPIRACY
Defendant Owned SUV with Hidden Compartment Stuffed with More Than $238,000 in Cash

4/9/10 CRUCES
FORMER VANCOUVER B.C. RESIDENT SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON FOR DRUG SMUGGLING
Smuggled Hundreds of Thousands of Pills Over the Border and on to Midwest

4/5/10 BOURQUE
CANADIAN SENTENCED TO TEN YEARS IN PRISON FOR ECSTASY SMUGGLING
Defendant Arrested Delivering More Than 100 Pounds of Ecstasy

4/2/10 SHOKER
CANADIAN TRUCKER USED AS DRUG MULE FOR 76 KILOS OF COCAINE SENTENCED TO 3 YEARS IN PRISON
Load Worth Nearly $2.3 Million Caught at Pacific Highway Border Crossing

3/29/10 BALDWIN
LONG-TIME BREMERTON DRUG DEALER SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON FOR METH DEALING
Defendant Trafficked Oxycontin Even After Search in Meth Distribution Case

3/26/10 WILLIAMS
RESIDENT OF SPECIAL COMMITMENT CENTER FOUND GUILTY OF DRUG DISTRIBUTION CONSPIRACY, WITNESS TAMPERING
Defendant Manipulated Multiple Women, SCC Employee for His Scheme

3/26/10 EDWARDS
CANADIAN WOMAN SENTENCED TO 5 YEARS IN PRISON FOR DRUG SMUGGLING
North Vancouver BC Resident Smuggled Hundreds of Thousands of Pills Over the Border

3/22/10 TAYLOR
PIERCE COUNTY MAN SENTENCED TO 16 YEAR PRISON TERM FOR ECSTASY DISTRIBUTION CONSPIRACY
Defendant Responsible for Distributing Hundreds of Thousands of MDMA Pills
Over a Two-Year Period

3/12/10 TRAN
TWO SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR ECSTASY DISTRIBUTION
Lynnwood Man Carried Stolen Gun to Tacoma Mall Drug Deal

2/26/10 BARQUET
COCAINE TRAFFICKER SENTENCED TO LENGTHY PRISON TERM
Man with Violent Criminal History Convicted in “Operation Clean Ride”

2/16/10 PERRY
SEATTLE GANG MEMBER GETS 6+ YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR DEALING CRACK COCAINE
Defendant Prosecuted as part of Federal Crackdown on Gang Violence

2/11/10 GOLDFINCH
MEMBER OF VIOLENT VANCOUVER STREET GANG PLEADS GUILTY TO DRUG DISTRIBUTION
Defendant Sold Cocaine and Crack Cocaine

2/5/10 SUN
EVERETT MAN SENTENCED TO SEVEN YEARS IN PRISON
FOR GUN AND DRUG CRIMES
Traffic Stop Leads to Discovery of Meth and Two Firearms

2/4/10 BARAJAS GARCIA
DEFENDANT PLEADS GUILTY TO LEADING DRUG RING LINKED TO NOTORIOUS “LA FAMILIA” CARTEL
Renton Man Facing more than a Decade in Prison

2/3/10 PERALES-VENEGAS
BELLINGHAM COUPLE SENTENCED FOR COCAINE TRAFFICKING
Defendant Sent Wife to Drug Deal with Undercover Police Officer

1/22/10 RIGGINS
MERCER ISLAND MAN SENTENCED TO 5 YEARS IN PRISON FOR DRUG SMUGGLING
Defendant had Special Compartment Built Into SUV to Transport Drugs and Money

1/15/10 CALLANDRET
THREE MEMBERS OF VIOLENT STREET GANG SENT TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR DRUG CRIMES
Two Defendants were at the Scenes of Unsolved Fatal Gang Shootings

1/15/10 HE
BELLEVUE SALON OWNER SENTENCED TO 13 MONTHS IN PRISON IN CONNECTION WITH UNLICENSED COSMETIC TREATMENTS
Bellevue Cosmetologist Injected Women with Unknown Substance She Claimed was ‘Restylane’

1/14/10 DUTT
CANADIAN SENIOR CITIZEN SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS IN PRISON FOR SMUGGLING ECSTASY IN GAS TANK
70-Year-Old Man Caught at Border after Unusual Answers to Inspector

1/11/10 EARL
LEADER OF DRUG TRAFFICKING AND BANK FRAUD RING SENTENCED TO 8+ YEARS IN PRISON
Ring Skimmed Credit Cards and Shipped Multi-Kilo Packs of Marijuana to Chicago Area

1/8/10 CASTELLANOS-CERRATO
HONDURAN NATIONAL SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON FOR CRACK COCAINE DISTRIBUTION
Defendant Distributed Large Amount of Cocaine from Ballard Apartment

12/21/09 SIN
CANADIAN ECSTASY TRAFFICKER SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON
Former Engineer Kept Meticulous Records of Large Scale Ecstasy Distribution

12/18/09 RODRIQUEZ
MEXICAN NATIONAL WHO REPEATEDLY RETURNED AFTER DEPORTATION SENTENCED TO NINE YEARS IN PRISON FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
Defendant Served Two Prior Sentences in State Prison

12/18/09 YONG
CAMBODIAN NATIONAL WITH LONG CRIMINAL HISTORY SENTENCED TO NEARLY 12 YEARS IN PRISON FOR GUN AND DRUG CRIMES
Defendant On the Run From Drug Charges Arrested In Second Drug Investigation

12/18/09 BIN
CAMBODIAN NATIONAL WITH GANG HISTORY SENTENCED TO LONG PRISON TERM FOR DRUG AND GUN CRIMES
Defendant Repeatedly Sold Methamphetamine from South Seattle Home

12/16/09 ROUECHE
LEADER OF B.C.’S UN GANG SENTENCED TO 30 YEARS IN PRISON FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING AND MONEY LAUNDERING
Long Sentence Aimed at Deterring Others From Taking Lead of the Criminal Organization

12/11/09 SMITH
DRUG COUNSELOR AT RAINIER BEACH HIGH SCHOOL INDICTED FOR DRUG DEALING

12/9/09 BARRAGAN-ZEPEDA
LAST THREE DEFENDANTS IN LARGE WEST COAST METHAMPHETAMINE RING PLEAD GUILTY
Operation “Capitol Cleansing” took 90 Lbs of Meth, 50 Firearms Off the Street

12/8/09 ANDRADE-TORRES
MEXICAN NATIONAL SENTENCED TO 14 YEARS IN PRISON FOR GUN AND DRUG TRAFFICKING
Defendant Talked to Witness about Sending High Powered Firearms to Mexico

12/7/09 HERNANDEZ
VANCOUVER MAN SENTENCED TO 7 YEARS IN PRISON FOR DISTRIBUTING METHAMPHETAMINE
Admitted “Surenos” Gang Member Sold Meth to Confidential Informant

12/4/09 HARRIS
FEDERAL WAY FELON SENTENCED TO 9 YEARS IN PRISON FOR DRUG AND GUN CRIMES
Man with Six Prior Felonies was Armed and Dealing Oxycontin

11/30/09 NAGAN
REPEAT OFFENDER SENTENCED TO NINE YEARS IN PRISON FOR COCAINE DISTRIBUTION CONSPIRACY
Defendant Attempted to Ship Nine Kilos of Cocaine to Alaska Co-Conspirator

11/20/09 REYNOLDS
REPEAT OFFENDER SENTENCED TO 8 YEARS IN PRISON FOR GUN AND DRUG CRIMES
Defendant’s Lengthy History of Domestic Violence Factors in to Significant Federal Sentence

11/19/09 MENDOZA
DRUG TRAFFICKER SENTENCED TO 14 YEARS IN PRISON FOR BC BUD IMPORTATION CONSPIRACY
Seattle Native Fled to Spain During Investigation of Conspiracy to Import More than 1,000 Kilos
of BC Bud

11/6/09 GIBSON
HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR PRODUCT TAMPERING
Demerol Diverted at Bellevue Surgery Clinic

10/30/09 KAINTH/SINGH
TWO KING COUNTY MEN CONVICTED OF ECSTASY DISTRIBUTION CONSPIRACY
Men Fled During Trial, Warrants Issued for Their Arrest

10/30/09 TRINH
VANCOUVER BC WOMAN SENTENCED TO 30 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR ECSTASY SMUGGLING
Woman Arrested Crossing into U.S. with Gas Tank Loaded with 84 Lbs. Of Ecstasy

10/28/09 WAMBOLT
ABERDEEN MAN SENTENCED FOR MARIJUANA GROW ON TRIBAL LAND
Defendant Prosecuted a Third Time for Illegal Grows; Captured on Surveillance Video

10/27/09 ALEXANDER
TACOMA MAN SENTENCED TO 5+ YEARS IN PRISON FOR GUN AND DRUG CHARGES
Repeat Offender Arrested for Selling Crack Cocaine

10/23/09 ELECCION
RENTON MAN SENTENCED TO 5 YEARS IN PRISON FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
Defendant Attempted to Take Delivery of Cocaine and Meth Shipped up I-5 Corridor

10/22/09 LAFAMILIA
SIXTEEN INDICTED IN WESTERN WASHINGTON FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING TIED TO NOTORIOUS “LA FAMILIA” CARTEL
Searches and Arrests Over Two Days to Dismantle Distribution Network

10/20/09 FLORES
FIVE ARRESTED FOLLOWING LENGTHY INVESTIGATION OF DRUG DEALING FROM INDIAN SMOKE SHOPS
Hundreds of Prescription Pain Pills Sold to Undercover Officers on Multiple Occasions

10/16/09 MITCHELL
LAKEWOOD MAN SENTENCED TO 30 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR PHARMACY ROBBERY
Prosecution Part of Federal Emphasis on Growing Pharmacy Robbery Problem

10/9/09 SCOTT
REPEAT OFFENDER SENTENCED TO 14 YEARS IN PRISON FOR COCAINE TRAFFICKING
Defendant Returned to Drug Trade on the Day he was Released from Jail

10/2/09 JASSAL
INDO-CANADIAN SENTENCED TO 8 YEARS IN PRISON FOR CONSPIRACY TO SMUGGLE ECSTACY AND MARIJUANA
Defendant Convicted Following Repeated Lies to Law Enforcement and in Testimony

9/29/09 GARCIA
THREE MEXICAN NATIONALS SENTENCED TO LENGTHY PRISON TERMS FOR METHAMPHETAMINE TRAFFICKING
Defendants Conspired to Sell a Pound of Meth to Confidential Informant

9/25/09 PETERSON
CANADIAN SENTENCED TO 30 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR MARIJUANA SMUGGLING
Defendant Arrested for 2006 Smuggle after Boat Breaks Down During 2009 Smuggling Activity

9/11/09 BAUTISTA
COCAINE TRAFFICKER SENTENCED TO 11+ YEARS IN PRISON
Distributed Kilo Quantities of Cocaine in Case Dubbed “Operation Clean Ride”

9/11/09 GOLDFINCH
MEMBER OF VIOLENT VANCOUVER STREET GANG ARRESTED FOR DRUG SALES
Defendant Sold Cocaine and Crack to Informant

9/9/09 HERNANDEZ
VANCOUVER MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO DISTRIBUTING METHAMPHETAMINE
“Surenos” Gang Member Sold Meth to Confidential Informant

9/4/09 HERNANDEZ-VARGAS
MEXICAN NATIONAL SENTENCED TO TWENTY YEARS IN PRISON FOR METHAMPHETAMINE TRAFFICKING
Defendant had Four Prior Drug Convictions; Was Arrested with Load of Methamphetamine

8/28/09 MILLER
SEATTLE STREET GANG MEMBER SENTENCED TO 5+ YEARS IN PRISON FOR POSSESSION OF DRUGS AND STOLEN FIREARM
Defendant Dealt Drugs in Area Plagued by Gang Violence

8/17/09 BURLESON
SNOHOMISH COUNTY MAN SENTENCED TO TEN YEARS IN PRISON FOR DRUG AND GUN CRIMES
Defendant Arrested with Meth and Loaded Gun with Hollow-Point Bullets

8/14/09 SHEARS
REPEAT DRUG OFFENDER SENTENCED TO 15+ YEARS IN PRISON FOR EXTENSIVE COCAINE DISTRIBUTION
Renton Man Arrested in Connection with more than $500,000 cash,15 kilos of Cocaine

8/14/09 GUTIERREZ-OROZCO
MEMBERS OF SKAGIT COUNTY DRUG TRAFFICKING CONSPIRACY SENTENCED TO LONG PRISON TERMS
Ring Distributed Kilo Quantities of Cocaine and Heroin

8/7/09 FLEMINGS
REPEAT OFFENDER SENTENCED TO 8+ YEARS IN PRISON FOR DEALING OXYCONTIN
Defendant has Prior Convictions for Murder and Assault

7/30/09 QUAST
CANADIAN CAR DEALER SENTENCED TO 75 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR DRUG CONSPIRACY AND MONEY LAUNDERING
Admits Leadership Role in Smuggling Hundreds of Pounds of Cocaine and More than 60,000 pounds of BC Bud Marijuana

7/17/09 RAINEY & WILLIAMS
TWO ASSOCIATES OF SELF-PROCLAIMED “PRINCE OF POT” SENTENCED IN MARIJUANA MANUFACTURING CONSPIRACY
Employees of Emery Seeds Given Probationary Sentences

7/16/09 FULLER
CANADIAN SENTENCED IN CATTLE TRAILER POT SMUGGLING CASE
More than 1700 Pounds of Marijuana Hidden Beneath the Floor of Cattle Trailer

7/16/09 BERKEY
FOUR MEMBERS OF MARIJUANA GROWING CONSPIRACY SENTENCED TO PRISON
Lead Defendant Gets 7+ Years in Prison for Masterminding Multiple Marijuana Grows

7/13/09 IBANEZ MARTINEZ
TACOMA MAN SENTENCED TO 13 YEARS IN PRISON IN CONNECTION WITH LARGEST EVER HEROIN BUST
More than 22 Kilos of Heroin Seized in Tacoma Home

7/13/09 MENDOZA-VIRRUETA
MEXICAN NATIONAL WITH MULTIPLE FIREARMS SENTENCED TO NEARLY NINE YEARS IN PRISON FOR METH TRAFFICKING
Repeat Offender had Seven Firearms at Two Vancouver Residences

7/2/09 PERALES-VENEGAS
FOUR MEMBERS OF BURLINGTON FAMILY INDICTED FOR COCAINE TRAFFICKING
Lead Defendant Sent Wife and Two Brothers to Drug Deal with Undercover Police Officer

7/1/09 MATAN
FORMER KINGSTON, WASHINGTON SKATE SHOP OWNER SENTENCED TO TEN YEARS IN PRISON FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING CONSPIRACY
Defendant Sent Huge Shipment of Cocaine and Guns to Canada

6/29/09 BARRAGAN MENDOZA
LEADER OF SOUTH SOUND DRUG TRAFFICKING RING GETS 7+ YEARS IN PRISON
Ring Distributed Hundreds of Pounds of Methamphetamine Each Month

6/26/09 POTTER
BREMERTON MAN SENTENCED TO 11+ YEARS IN PRISON FOR DRUG AND GUN CRIMES
Jury Convicted Man of having Meth, Loaded Guns and $40,000 in his Garage

6/26/09 DUONG, et al
FIVE SOUTH KING COUNTY MEN SENTENCED FOR MARIJUANA GROWS
All Members of One Family Owned Network of Grow Houses in Residential Neighborhoods

6/25/09 VALENCIA-REUVELTA
MEXICAN NATIONAL SENTENCED TO 33 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR DRUG AND GUN CRIMES
Defendant Arrested in SW Washington Home with Marijuana and Firearms

6/23/09 BLANCHARD
ABERDEEN MAN SENTENCED TO NEARLY FOUR YEARS IN PRISON FOR ROLE IN DRUG CONSPIRACY
Used Car Dealer Pleads Guilty to Marijuana Trafficking for Large Drug Organization

6/19/09 MENDOZA
DRUG TRAFFICKER PLEADS GUILTY TO BC BUD IMPORTATION CONSPIRACY
Seattle Native Extradited From Spain Imported More than 1,000 Kilos of BC Bud

6/15/09 LAI
CANADIAN DRUG TRAFFICKER SENTENCED TO 13 YEARS IN PRISON FOR COCAINE SMUGGLING CONSPIRACY Vancouver BC Resident Was Arrested Last Year as Cruise Ship Docked in Miami

6/8/09 MARTINEZ
VANCOUVER RESIDENT SENTENCED TO 5+ YEARS IN PRISON FOR METHAMPHETAMINE DISTRIBUTION
Defendant Moved as Much as Three Pounds of Meth per Day

6/1/09 HERNANDEZ-VARGAS
MEXICAN NATIONAL WITH THREE PRIOR STATE DRUG CONVICTIONS FOUND GUILTY IN FEDERAL COURT
Defendant Arrested as He Drove from California with Load of Methamphetamine

5/29/09 KAPANJIE
OSTEOPATH PLEADS GUILTY TO FAILURE TO MAINTAIN RECORDS RELATING TO DISTRIBUTION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

5/28/09 GIBSON
HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL PLEADS GUILTY TO PRODUCT TAMPERING
Demerol Diverted at Bellevue, WA Surgery Clinic

5/26/09 BARRAZA-VIDAL
LEADER OF MEXICAN DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON
Judge Calls Size of Drug Shipments “Staggering”

5/15/09 NEZAT
SWEDISH HOSPITAL NURSE PLEADS GUILTY TO UNLAWFUL THEFT AND DIVERSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
Dilaudid and Oxycodone Abused By Medical Professional

5/12/09 BARQUET/BAUTISTA
TWO CONVICTED OF COCAINE TRAFFICKING IN INTERSECTING CONSPIRACIES
Men at Opposite Ends of Distribution Chain in “Operation Clean Ride”

5/6/09 ALEXANDER
TACOMA MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO GUN AND DRUG CHARGES
Repeat Offender Arrested for Selling Crack Cocaine

5/4/09 GUTIERREZ-OROZCO
LEAD DEFENDANTS PLEAD GUILTY IN SKAGIT COUNTY DRUG TRAFFICKING CONSPIRACY
Ring Distributed Kilo Quantities of Cocaine and Heroin

5/4/09 MENDOZA
ALLEGED DRUG TRAFFICKER EXTRADITED FROM SPAIN FOR FLYING MULTIPLE LOADS OF BC BUD INTO U.S.
Long-Time Seattle Area Resident with two Prior Drug Convictions Captured after Years on the Run

4/28/09 ROUECHE
ALLEGED HEAD OF B.C.’S UN GANG PLEADS GUILTY TO DRUG TRAFFICKING AND MONEY LAUNDERING
Kingpin Faces Decades in Federal Prison

4/24/09 RAINEY & WILLIAMS
TWO ASSOCIATES OF SELF-PROCLAIMED “PRINCE OF POT” PLEAD GUILTY TO MARIJUANA MANUFACTURING CONSPIRACY
Employees of Emery Seeds Reach Deal for Probationary Sentences

4/17/09 CHAVEZ
ADMITTED GANG MEMBER WITH LENGTHY CRIMINAL HISTORY GETS NEARLY TEN YEARS BEHIND BARS
Seattle Man Arrested with Cocaine and Loaded Gun Under Seat of His Car

4/15/09 FULLER
CANADIAN PLEADS GUILTY IN CATTLE TRAILER POT SMUGGLING CASE
More than 1700 Pounds of Marijuana Hidden Beneath the Floor of Cattle Trailer

4/10/09 NGUYEN
RENTON MAN SENTENCED TO 5 YEARS IN PRISON FOR LEADING MARIJUANA GROW CONSPIRACY
Installed Marijuana Grows in Six Houses Across Puget Sound Region

4/7/09 BARRERA
LaCENTER MAN SENTENCED TO LONG PRISON TERM FOR METHAMPHETAMINE CONSPIRACY
More than Sixteen Pounds of Meth Found at LaCenter Home

4/7/09 OWINGS
MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST AT AMERICAN LAKE HOSPITAL PLEADS GUILTY TO ACQUIRING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES BY DECEPTION
Patients Identities’ Compromised By Employee Committing Prescription Forgeries

4/6/09 BERKEY
LEADER OF MARIJUANA GROWING CONSPIRACY PLEADS GUILTY IN FEDERAL COURT
Defendant Ran Marijuana Grows at Five Snohomish County Residences

3/27/09 SATTERWHITE
MID-LEVEL LEADER OF COCAINE DISTRIBUTION CONSPIRACY SENTENCED TO SIX YEARS IN PRISON
Defendant Has Multiple Prior Convictions for Domestic Violen
ce

3/27/09 JOHL
TACOMA MAN SENTENCED TO SEVEN YEARS IN PRISON FOR ECSTASY TRAFFICKING SCHEME
Defendant with Significant Criminal History Sought to Purchase Drugs From Canadian Confidential Informant

3/27/09 FALCO
DRUG DEFENDANT, ON THE RUN FOR 15 YEARS, SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON FOR MONEY LAUNDERING AND DRUG DISTRIBUTION
Laundered More than $8,000,000 in Proceeds from Hashish Shipment

3/26/09 MOLINA
MARYSVILLE PHARMACY TECHNICIAN PLEADS GUILTY TO UNLAWFUL THEFT AND DIVERSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
Hydrocodone Abused By Medical Professional

3/24/09 OPERATION BLADE RUNNER
CROSS BORDER SMUGGLING RING TAKEN DOWN IN “OPERATION BLADE RUNNER”
Feds Seize Cocaine, Marijuana and Two Helicopters

3/16/09 LAI
CANADIAN DRUG TRAFFICKER PLEADS GUILTY TO COCAINE SMUGGLING CONSPIRACY Vancouver BC Resident Was Arrested Last Year as Cruise Ship Docked in Miami

3/13/09 SHANNON
LEADER OF CANADIAN DRUG SMUGGLING ORGANIZATION GETS 20 YEAR PRISON TERM
Coconspirator Describes How Shannon “Hired and Fired” and “Provided Product”

3/10/09 GUTIERREZ-BARAJAS
KELSO MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO DRUG TRAFFICKING
Distributed Meth and Cocaine in Southwest Washington

3/6/09 MARTINEZ
TACOMA MAN CONVICTED IN LARGEST EVER HEROIN BUST
More than 22 Kilos of Heroin Seized in Tacoma Home

3/3/09 GUTIERREZ-BARAJAS
KALAMA MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO METHAMPHETAMINE TRAFFICKING
Defendant had a Half Kilo of Meth Hidden in Secret Wall Compartment

2/27/09 LUNA-LARA
YAKIMA RESIDENT INDICTED IN COCAINE DISTRIBUTION CONSPIRACY
Mexican National Arrested in California with 8 Kilos of Cocaine

2/27/09 CHEUNG
EDMONDS PHARMACIST SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR DRUG DIVERSION SCHEME
Haggen Incorporated Enters Into Civil Settlement Agreeing to Implement Measures to Prevent Future Misconduct by Pharmacists

2/27/09 MENDOZA-VIRRUETA
MEXICAN NATIONAL WITH MULTIPLE FIREARMS PLEADS GUILTY TO DRUG CRIME
Repeat Offender had Seven Firearms at Two Vancouver Residences

2/23/09 COPADO-NIETO
MEXICAN NATIONAL SENTENCED TO 18 YEARS IN PRISON FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
Repeat Offender Led Group Bringing Multiple Pounds of Methamphetamine to Northwest

2/19/09 REYES
HIGH-LEVEL METH DEALER SENTENCED TO 18 YEARS IN PRISON
Lakewood man had 6.5 kilos of pure meth, over $150,000 cash, and three handguns

2/18/09 TRAN
FEDERAL JURY CONVICTS SUPPLIER OF INDOOR MARIJUANA GROWS
Owner of Scitek Garden Supply, LLC, in Auburn Convicted of Drug and Money Laundering Charges

2/18/09 HERNANDEZ
VANCOUVER MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO METHAMPHETAMINE TRAFFICKING

2/13/09 LAMONS
TACOMA MAN SENTENCED TO TEN YEARS IN PRISON FOR ECSTASY IMPORTING CONSPIRACY
Defendant Recruited Others to Scheme, Led Police on Dangerous Chase Near UW

2/12/09 VALENCIA-REUVELTA
MEXICAN NATIONAL FOUND GUILTY OF DRUG AND GUN CRIMES
Defendant Arrested in SW Washington Home with Marijuana and Firearms

2/6/09 FJERSTAD
MUKILTEO MAN CONVICTED OF DEALING METHAMPHETAMINE
“Mukilteo Mike” Sold Drugs from his Home and Seattle Business

1/23/09 SMITH
KELSO MAN SENTENCED TO NINETY-NINE MONTHS IN PRISON FOR METHAMPHETAMINE TRAFFICKING
Repeat Offender Arrested While Driving with More than a Pound of Methamphetamine

1/23/09 ZAMORA
MARYSVILLE RESIDENT SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON FOR METHAMPHETAMINE DISTRIBUTION
Mexican National Led Police on High-Speed Chase before Arrest in January 2008

1/16/09 CARR
FEDERAL WAY MAN SENTENCED TO 14 YEARS IN PRISON FOR COCAINE POSSESSION IN CONNECTION WITH CROSS BORDER SMUGGLING
Experienced Smuggler Linked to Backpacks Full of Cocaine Discovered by Boy Scout Ranger

1/15/09 GUTIERREZ-OROZCO
SIXTEEN ARRESTED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING CONSPIRACY IN SKAGIT COUNTY
Ring Distributed Kilo Quantities of Cocaine and Heroin

1/12/09 GASTELUM-INZUNZA
AUBURN RESIDENT SENTENCED TO TEN YEARS IN PRISON FOR MANAGING DRUG DISTRIBUTION RING
Distributed Kilo Sized Quantities of Cocaine from South Seattle Apartment

1/12/09 STITH
CAREER OFFENDER SENTENCED TO 24 YEAR PRISON TERM FOR DEALING CRACK COCAINE
Seattle Man had More Than 100 Previous Criminal Convictions

1/9/09 ULUKITA
SEATAC MAN SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON FOR GUN AND DRUG CRIMES
Defendant Sold Methamphetamine to Undercover Officer while Armed with a Sawed-off Shotgun

1/9/09 MARTINEZ
REPEAT OFFENDER SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON OF DRUG AND GUN CRIMES
Auburn Man, Armed with Stolen Firearm, Dealt Cocaine from Home He Shared with 10-Year-Old Son

1/8/09 JANSEN
CANADIAN TRUCKER PLEADS GUILTY FOR ROLE IN DRUG TRAFFICKING SCHEME
BC Man Owns Trucking Company, was Caught Smuggling more than 100 Kilos of BC Bud

1/7/09 BARRERA
LACENTER MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO METHAMPHETAMINE CONSPIRACY
Plea Agreement Calls for 13 Year Prison Sentence

12/24/08 RHEE
RENTON MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO DISTRIBUTING METHAMPHETAMINE PRODUCTION CHEMICAL

12/18/08 JASSAL
INDO-CANADIAN CONVICTED IN CONSPIRACY TO SMUGGLE ECSTACY AND MARIJUANA

12/16/08 THOMAS
WASHOUGAL MAN IMPRISONED FOR SCHEMING TO DISTRIBUTE METHAMPHETAMINE CHEMICAL
Defendant Distributed Chemical Shipped by Korean Pharmacy

12/12/08 SAETERN
ADMITTED GANG MEMBER SENTENCED TO 8 YEARS IN PRISON FOR DRUG AND GUN CRIMES
Felon with Lengthy Criminal History had Stolen Firearm While Distributing Crack Cocaine

12/5/08 CALDWELL
ADMITTED GANG MEMBER SENTENCED TO 11+ YEARS IN PRISON FOR DRUG AND WEAPONS CRIMES
Everett Man has Lengthy Criminal History

12/2/08 SHANNON
HIGH LEVEL CANADIAN DRUG SMUGGLER PLEADS GUILTY TO DRUG AND MONEY LAUNDERING CONSPIRACY
Defendant Allegedly Arranged Distribution for the Hells Angels

11/25/08 RUSHING
FINAL DRUG DEFENDANT, ON THE RUN FOR 15 YEARS, ARRESTED IN AMSTERDAM
Arrest Marks Last of Four Drug Fugitives Now in Custody for Massive Hashish Smuggling Conspiracy

11/25/08 POTTER
BREMERTON MAN CONVICTED OF DRUG AND GUN CRIMES
Defendant had Meth, Loaded Guns and $40,000 in his Garage

11/21/08 KILCUP
LEADERS OF COCAINE DISTRIBUTION RING SENTENCED TO LONG PRISON TERMS
Family Members Each Get More than a Dozen Years in Prison

11/20/08 QUAST
CANADIAN CAR DEALER PLEADS GUILTY TO DRUG CONSPIRACY AND MONEY LAUNDERING
Admits Involvement in Smuggling More than 30,000 kilos of BC Bud Marijuana

11/19/08 BUNKER
GOVERNMENT INFORMANT SENTENCED TO FOUR + YEARS IN PRISON FOR DRUGTRAFFICKING ACTIVITIES
Defendant Sold Meth Chemicals to Undercover Officer while Assisting on a Different Case

11/14/08 KNOX
ARIZONA MAN SENTENCED TO SIX YEARS IN PRISON FOR OXYCODONE DISTRIBUTION
Defendant Trafficked Huge Amounts of Prescription Narcotics from LA to Seattle

11/14/08 SAIZ
GANG MEMBER GETS SEVEN + YEARS IN PRISON FOR POSSESSION OF METH WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE
Defendant with Long Criminal History Led Police on High Speed Chase

11/14/08 NELSON
TENINO MAN SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON FOR DISTRIBUTING METHAMPHETAMINE CHEMICAL
Joint Investigation Leads to Seizure of More Than 30 Million Pseudoephedrine Tablets, Charges Against Three South Korean Nationals, And Closure of Internet Pharmacy Business in South Korea

11/10/08 TIDMORE
COMPTON CALIFORNIA MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO UNLAWFUL DISTRIBUTION OF PHARMACEUTICAL CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
Drugs Sent By Mail

11/7/08 HOUSE
BURIEN MAN SENTENCED TO TEN YEARS IN PRISON FOR ROLE IN DRUG CONSPIRACY
Crack and Powder Cocaine and Firearm Seized at Defendant’s House

11/3/08 OPERATION PINK TIGER
FINAL DEFENDANTS SENTENCED IN FIRST PHASE OF “OPERATION PINK TIGER”Lengthy Prison Term for Leader of Cocaine, Heroin, and Methamphetamine Distribution Ring

10/31/08 CEJA-GOMEZ
VIOLENT DRUG OFFENDER SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON
Mexican National Had a Kilo of Highly Pure Meth and Semi-Auto Firearms

10/31/08 CHEUNG
EDMONDS PHARMACIST PLEADS GUILTY TO ACQUIRING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES BY DECEPTION AND TO MISBRANDING DRUGS
Thousands of Pills Involved, Including Oxycodone and Hydrocodone

10/24/08 SMITH
KELSO MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO METHAMPHETAMINE TRAFFICKING

10/24/08 TARRER
VIOLENT FELON SENTENCED TO TEN YEARS IN PRISON FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
Pierce County Man was Awaiting Retrial on Murder Charge when Arrested

10/21/08 MITCHELL
SEATTLE FELON CONVICTED OF METH AND COCAINE DISTRIBUTION
Defendant Tried to Claim He was “Licensed” by Police

10/17/08 SANTOS-MORALEZ
MEXICAN NATIONAL SENTENCED TO NINE YEARS IN PRISON FOR DEALING THREE POUNDS OF METHAMPHETAMINE
Defendant Used Juvenile to Assist in Drug Deal

10/10/08 SILVA
ARMED METHAMPHETAMINE TRAFFICKER SENTENCED TO 11+ YEARS IN PRISON
Mexican National Had Prior Drug Conviction and had been Deported

10/8/08 FRIEND
SEATTLE MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO UNLAWFUL DIVERSION OF PHARMACEUTICAL CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
Drugs Sold From Antique Store Owned by Defendant

10/6/08 STEVENS
INTERNET WEB SITE OPERATOR PLEADS GUILTY TO ACQUIRING DRUGS BY MISREPRESENTATION & SUBTERFUGE - Web Site Unlawfully Facilitated Distribution of Controlled Substances Following Completion of On-Line Questionnaire

10/3/08 CARR
FEDERAL WAY MAN CONVICTED OF COCAINE POSSESSION IN CONNECTION WITH CROSS BORDER SMUGGLING
Defendant Linked to Backpacks Full of Cocaine Discovered by Boy Scout Ranger

9/26/08 SANTOS-ROJAS
FEDS SEIZE 20 KILOS OF COCAINE; TAKE DOWN MAJOR DRUG DISTRIBUTION RING - More Than A Dozen People Charged Federally in Year-long Wiretap Investigation

9/22/08 SARATE-MECINA
TACOMA MAN GETS TEN YEARS IN PRISON FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
Defendant had Previous Assault Conviction for Pulling a Gun on a Tacoma Police Officer

9/22/08 PIMPLETON
SEATTLE REPEAT OFFENDER GETS 10+ YEARS IN PRISON FOR GUN AND DRUG CRIMES - Felon had Crack Cocaine, Loaded Firearm when Stopped by Police

9/12/08 BLAND
EVERETT MAN SENTENCED TO TEN YEARS IN PRISON FOR OXYCODONE DISTRIBUTION - Defendant Obtained and Distributed Thousands of Prescription Narcotics

9/11/08 AGUILAR-CANCHE
KALAMA RESIDENT SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON IN CONNECTION WITH DRUG DISTRIBUTION CONSPIRACY
Defendant was Still Wearing Electronic Monitoring Bracelet from Nebraska at Arrest

9/5/08 LOPEZ
PUYALLUP PHARMACY ROBBER SENTENCED TO IMPRISONMENT
Oxycodone Addict Hit Multiple Area Pharmacies

9/5/08 GIANIS
CANADIAN SENTENCED TO 13 YEARS IN PRISON FOR CONSPIRACY TO POSSESS EPHEDRINE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE - Langley Man Sent “Mules” with 50 Kilos of Ephedrine Across the Border

8/29/08 LEYSTRA
CANADIAN SENTENCED TO MORE THAN 13 YEARS IN PRISON FOR SCHEME TO SMUGGLE ECSTASY IN ALTERED GAS TANK OF SUV -
Defendant Sentenced for Smuggling $4.5 Million of Ecstasy

8/19/08 GAIN
INTERNET PRESCRIPTION WEB SITE EMPLOYEE PLEADS GUILTY TO ACQUIRING DRUGS BY SUBTERFUGE

8/1/08 WILLIAMS
INMATE AND EMPLOYEE AT SPECIAL COMMITMENT CENTER ARRESTED FOR DRUG DISTRIBUTION CONSPIRACY- Inmate Allegedly Used Employee to have Crack Cocaine Delivered to Secure Institution

7/31/08 LEVITT/KERST
SEATTLE PHYSICIAN AND DENTIST PLEAD GUILTY TO UNLAWFUL DIVERSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
Hydrocodone Repeatedly Abused By Medical Professionals

7/11/08 EZELL
VIOLENT REPEAT OFFENDER SENTENCED TO NEARLY 22 YEARS IN PRISON - After More Than a Decade in State Prison, Defendant Tried to Claim “Sleepwalking Defense”

7/11/08 WIRSZ
CANADIAN TRUCKER SENTENCED TO 6+ YEARS IN PRISON FOR CONSPIRACY TO DISTRIBUTE MARIJUANA - Big Rig Owner had $1.2 Million in BC Bud Stashed in Hidden Compartment Under Trailer Floor

7/11/08 BERGER
SPANAWAY MAN SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON FOR CONSPIRACY TO MANUFACTURE MARIJUANA - Defendant Convicted Twice in State Court Now Faces Federal Prison Time

7/11/08 MENDEZ-MAYA
TACOMA MAN SENTENCED TO TEN YEARS IN PRISON IN CONNECTION WITH DRUG DISTRIBUTION CONSPIRACY - Defendant’s Home Contained Large Quantities of Heroin and Cocaine

6/19/08 DUDAS
CANADIAN DRUG IMPORTER PLEADS GUILTY TO MARIJUANA TRAFFICKING

6/13/08 MARTIN
REPEAT OFFENDER SENTENCED TO 11+ YEARS IN PRISON FOR GUN AND DRUG CRIMES - Seattle Man Served Eleven Years for Manslaughter Before New Spate of Crimes

6/13/08 NGUYEN
MATRIARCH OF POT GROWING CONSPIRACY SENTENCED TO 41 MONTHS IN PRISON - Owner of Kent Garden Supply Store Moved Money, Offered Advice on Hiding Marijuana Growing Conspiracy

6/6/08 PHATHANASACK
VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON GANG MEMBER SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR COCAINE DEALING - Defendant Faces Additional Charges in Oregon for Continued Dealing

6/6/08 SHANNON
LEADERS OF CANADIAN DRUG RING ARRESTED FOLLOWING UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION - Kingpin with Hells Angels Ties Arrested at Meeting in Ferndale, Washington

6/2/08 JONES
SEATTLE MAN SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON FOR SELLING CRACK AT NOTORIOUS SEATTLE NIGHTCLUB - Repeat Felon Convicted of Selling Crack at Club Chocolate City – formerly Deano’s

6/2/08 BOYD
MONROE MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO PHARMACY ROBBERY
Bellevue Rite-Aid Targeted

5/29/08 PARRIS
PHYSICIANS PLEAD GUILTY TO UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - Oxycodone and Demerol Abused

5/23/08 PEREZ-HERNANDEZ
MEXICAN NATIONAL SENTENCED TO LONG PRISON TERM FOR METHAMPHETAMINE AND HEROIN TRAFFICKING - Organized Criminal Ring Targeted in "Operation Methopotamia"

5/15/08 LOPEZ
SUMNER MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO PHARMACY ROBBERIES - Oxycodone Targeted

5/9/08 BARNETT
REPEAT OFFENDER SENTENCED TO FIVE YEAR PRISON TERM FOR DEALING CRACK COCAINE - Seattle Man had been Out of State Prison for Less than Two Months when Drug Dealing Resumed

5/9/08 OPERATION PINK TIGER
"OPERATION PINK TIGER" NETS SIXTEEN ARRESTS, 18+ KILOS COCAINE, AND $240,000+ CASH - Ten Month Investigation of Cocaine, Heroin, and Methamphetamine Distribution Ring

5/8/08 BOSCHEE
MARIJUANA TRAFFICKER SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON - Defendant Forfeits $3.3 million in Cash Collected For Distributing Marijuana

5/2/08 THOMAS
FEDERAL WAY MAN WITH ALLEGED GANG TIES SENTENCED TO LONG PRISON TERM FOR DEALING CRACK COCAINE - Investigation by ATF Violent Gang Task Force

5/2/08 CARTER
LONGVIEW WOMAN SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS' IMPRISONMENT FOR METHAMPHETAMINE TRAFFICKING - Repeated Local Arrests and Pending Charges Failed to Deter Defendant

4/25/08 GONZALEZ-MARTINEZ
PROLIFIC METH DISTRIBUTOR GETS SEVEN YEAR PRISON TERM - Judge Admonishes Mexican National Not to Return to U.S. Following Deportation

4/25/08 SANCHEZ-VASQUEZ
FORMER COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT SENTENCED TO 13+ YEARS IN PRISON FOR LEADING DRUG DISTRIBUTION RING - Mexican National Had $1.2 Million in Cash, 26 Kilos of Heroin and Cocaine at Time of Arrest

4/25/08 THOMAS
WASHOUGAL MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO DRUG TRAFFICKING IN CONNECTION WITH SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON INVESTIGATION

4/24/08 DAY
STATE LICENSED PHARMACY TECHNICIAN SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE - Defendant Unlawfully Dispensed Oxycodone

4/23/08 OPERATION GREEN REAPER
FEDS TARGET SUPPLIERS AND FINANCIERS OF BOURGEONING INDOOR MARIJUANA GROWS - Garden Supply Companies, Mortgage Broker Searched; Indictments Returned

4/21/08 BUNKER
GOVERNMENT INFORMANT PLEADS GUILTY TO DRUG TRAFFICKING IN CONNECTION WITH SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON INVESTIGATION

4/16/08 WIRSZ
CANADIAN TRUCKER CONVICTED OF CONSPIRACY TO DISTRIBUTE MARIJUANA - Big Rig Owner had $1.2 Million in BC Bud Stashed in Hidden Compartment Under Trailer Floor

4/11/08 AYALA-CRUZ
MEXICAN NATIONAL SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON FOR DISTRIBUTING HIGHLY PURE METHAMPHETAMINE - Defendant Sold "Ice" to Confidential Informant at Various Pierce County Locations

4/9/08 KING
OREGON MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO ACQUIRING DRUGS BY SUBTERFUGE - Oxycodone Acquired Via The Internet

4/3/08 MENDOZA
ARRESTS TARGET METHAMPHETAMINE TRAFFICKING RING - Crime Family Smuggled Multi-Pound Loads of Highly Pure Meth from Mexico to California, Washington and Georgia

3/28/08 FARIAS MENDOZA
HOQUIAM RESIDENT SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON FOR METH DEALING - Mexican National Faces Deportation, Forfeiture of Home for Drug Conviction

3/28/08 RIVARD
KALAMA WOMAN SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE IN INVESTIGATION OF DRUG DEALING NETWORK - Confidential Informant Lied about Recorded Telephone Calls and Drug Deal

3/27/08 REED
MOUNT VERNON PHARMACIST PLEADS GUILTY TO ACQUIRING DRUGS BY MISREPRESENTATION & SUBTERFUGE - Pharmacy Owner Supplied Narcotics to Customers through Illegal Internet Ordering

3/26/08 NGUYEN
SEATTLE WOMAN SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR RUNNING WEB OF MARIJUANA GROWS - Woman Ran One Grow that was Scene of Double Murder

3/26/08 LEWIS
SEATTLE MAN SENTENCED TO 151 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR DEALING CRACK COCAINE IN SEATTLE

3/25/08 LAI
MAJOR CANADIAN DRUG TRAFFICKER ARRESTED ON INDICTMENT FOR DRUG AND GUN SMUGGLING - Vancouver BC Resident Arrested as Cruise Ship Docks in Miami

3/20/08 FIFTEEN INDICTED
FIFTEEN INDICTED ON GUN AND DRUG CRIMES - ATF Violent Gang Task Force Seize Guns, Drugs in Early Morning Sweep

3/3/08 JONES
SEATTLE MAN CONVICTED FOR SELLING CRACK AT NOTORIOUS SEATTLE NIGHTCLUB - Repeat Felon Convicted of Selling Crack at Club Chocolate City - formerly Deano's

2/20/08 LEVINE
SEATTLE DOCTOR SENTENCED TO 22 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR ILLEGAL STEROID DISTRIBUTION - Doctor Operated from Office with a Pool Table Instead of an Exam Table

2/15/08 VILLARREAL
BURIEN METH DEALER SENTENCED TO SIX AND A HALF YEARS IN PRISON - Mexican National Dealt Highly Pure "Ice" Methamphetamine

2/15/08 CURRY
GRAHAM MAN SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON FOR TRAFFICKING IN PRESCRIPTION NARCOTICS - Defendant Carried Gun While Claiming 25,000 fake OxyContin Pills in DEA Sting

2/15/08 MYSAENGSAY
CANADIAN SENTENCED TO SEVEN YEARS IN PRISON FOR DISTRIBUTING LARGE QUANTITIES OF ECSTASY - Defendant Convicted in August 2007, for Delivery of 4,000 pills to police informant

2/13/08 BOSCHEE
MARIJUANA TRAFFICKER FORFEITS $3.3 MILLION AS PART OF GUILTY PLEA - Defendant Collected Cash For Disbributing Marijuana From Stanwood to East Coast

2/8/08 NGUYEN
KENT GARDEN SHOP OWNER PLEADS GUILTY TO MARIJUANA MANUFACTURING CONSPIRACY AND MONEY LAUNDERING - Defendant Offered Advice and Dquipment for Dozens of Marijuana Grows

2/8/08 HARUN
RENTON MAN SENTENCED TO 42 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR ECSTASY DEALING - Defendant Supplied 20,000 Pills of Ecstasy to Lower Level Dealers

2/8/08 MENDEZ-SANCHEZ
LEADER OF LARGE SKAGIT COUNTY DRUG RING SENTENCED TO TWENTY YEARS IN PRISON - Conviction Followed Year-long Undercover Investigation of Large Poly-drug Ring

2/6/08 LEYSTRA
CANADIAN CONVICTED IN SCHEME TO SMUGGLE ECSTASY IN ALTERED GAS TANK OF SUV - Defendant Faces Up to Twenty Years in Prison For Attempt to Smuggle $4.5 Million of Ecstasy

2/1/08 LANCASTER
SILVERDALE WOMAN SENTENCED FOR DIVERTING NARCOTICS FROM BREMERTON NURSING HOME - Registered Nurse Stole and Distributed Hydrocodone and Other Drugs

1/31/08 CARTER
LONGVIEW WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO METHAMPHETAMINE TRAFFICKING - Repeated Local Arrests and Pending Charges Failed to Deter Defendant

1/31/08 DAY
STATE LICENSED PHARMACY TECHNICIAN PLEADS GUILTY TO PRESCRIPTION ABUSE - Defendant Forged and Filled Oxycodone Prescriptions, Selling to Drug Abuser

1/28/08 CASTRO-OCHOA
HIGH LEVEL MEMBER OF SKAGIT COUNTY DRUG RING SENTENCED TO TEN YEARS IN PRISON - Defendant one of More Than 40 Arrested Following Lengthy Wire-Tap Investigation

1/25/08 SANCHEZ-VASQUEZ
DRUG DEALER WHO ONCE CALLED HIMSELF "UNTOUCHABLE" PLEADS GUILTY - Former Student at Cascadia Community College Faces Lengthy Prison Term for Leading Local Drug Ring

1/17/08 MENDEZ-SANCHEZ
MEXICAN NATIONAL CONVICTED AS LEADER OF LARGE SKAGIT COUNTY DRUG RING - Conviction Follows Year-long Undercover Investigation of Large Poly-drug Ring

1/15/08 LEE
SEATTLE MAN SENTENCED TO LENGTHY PRISON TERM FOR REPEATED DRUG TRAFFICKING

1/14/08 WILSON
SEATTLE WOMAN SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS FOR SELLING CRACK AT NOTORIOUS SEATTLE NIGHTCLUB - Repeat Offender Sold Crack at Club Chocolate City - Formerly Deano's

1/11/08 WALMSLEY
PRINCIPAL DISTRIBUTOR SENTENCED IN CONNECTION WITH PHARMACY BURGLARY SCHEME - Search of Defendants Home Reveals Drugs and Guns

1/11/08 STEWART-JONES
THREE MEN SENTENCED TO LONG PRISON TERMS FOR OPEN AIR DRUG MARKET IN CENTRAL SEATTLE - Father, Son and Associate Dealt Crack Cocaine From the Front Yard of Central Area Home

1/7/08 GOLIDY
SEATTLE MAN SENTENCED FOR SELLING CRACK AT NOTORIOUS SEATTLE NIGHTCLUB - Repeat Felon Sentenced for Selling Crack at Club Chocolate City - formerly Deano's

1/4/08 CARTER
VANCOUVER MAN SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR COCAINE TRAFFICKING - Drugs and Cash Seized at Defendant's Home

1/3/08 POSEY
TACOMA REPEAT OFFENDER SENTENCED FOR DRUG DISTRIBUTION - Convicted Felon Possessed Crack Cocaine, Cash and Weapon to Guard His Stash

12/14/07 PARA-BUSTAMONTE
BATTLEGROUND MAN SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING

12/13/07 JAMES
PRINCIPAL PHARMACY BURGLAR AND DRUG DISTRIBUTOR PLEAD GUILTY - Snohomish County Man Admits Involvement in Eight Pharmacy Burglaries

12/13/07 BOPP
LONGVIEW MAN SENTENCED FOR ROLE IN SW WASHINGTON PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE NETWORK - Defendant Illegally Sold Owycodone and Dilaudid Near High School

12/10/07 MARLER
SEATTLE MAN SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR ECSTASY DEALING - Defendant Dealt Ecstasy From Northeast Seattle Home

12/7/07 CADORETTE
THREE INDICTED FOR EFFORTS TO SMUGGLE MORE THAN $1 MILLION OF ECSTASY INTO U.S. - One Canadian and Two Americans Linked to Cache of 52,000 Tablets

11/30/07 NASH
RENTON MAN SENTENCED TO 8 YEARS IN PRISON FOR DRUG AND GUN CRIMES - Man with Lengthy Criminal History Kept Guns and Drugs Within Reach of Young Children

11/19/07 WAGEMAN
PHARMACY OWNER PLEADS GUILTY TO UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF DRUGS - Diverted Prescription Drugs for Own Use and for Disbribution to Others

11/16/07 REYES-RODRIGUEZ
TACOMA RESIDENT SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON FOR DRUG AND GUN CRIMES - Mexican National Attempted to Buy Meth Ingredients from Undercover Officer and Confidential Informant

11/16/07 MCPHIE
TACOMA MAN SENTENCED TO 8+ YEARS IN PRISON FOR DRUG DISTRIBUTION CONSPIRACY - Defendant Conspired to Distribute Large Quantities of Heroin, Cocaine and Meth

11/16/07 SILVA-CHAVEZ
FINAL DEFENDANT SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON IN "OPERATION DRY ICE" - Mexican National Lead Ring that Disbributed Large Amount of Meth, Cocaine and Heroin

11/16/07 BARRIENTES
VIOLENT GANG LEADER SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON FOR GUN AND DRUG CHARGES - Defendant Ran Violent Drug Distribution Ring from SeaTac Compound

11/15/07 RUBIO-PEREZ
PASCO RESIDENT PLEADS GUILTY TO DISTRIBUTING METHAMPHETAMINE - Mexican National Delivered Pound Quantities of Highly Pure Meth to Southwest Washington

11/7/07 LANCASTER
SILVERDALE WOMAN ADMITS STEALING NARCOTICS FROM BREMERTON NURSING HOME - Registered Nurse Used and Sold Hydrocodone, and Other Drugs

10/19/07 DANIELS
FEDERAL WAY MAN SENTENCED TO 14 YEARS IN PRISON AS LEADER OF COCAINE DISTRIBUTION RING - Convicted Felon Arrested with More than $250,000 Cash After Cocaine Deal in Downtown Tacoma

10/16/07 MCCONNELL
THREE SNOHOMISH COUNTY MEN SENTENCED FOR PARTICIPATING IN PHARMACY BURGLARY AND DRUG DISTRIBUTION SCHEME - Conspirators Broke into Pharmacies Taking Large Quantities of Pharmaceuticals

10/11/07 TRAN
FIRST TWO DEFENDANTS PLEAD GUILTY IN KENT GARDEN SHOP MARIJUANA CONSPIRACY - Couple Owned Ten Houses -- Many were Marijuana Grow Houses

10/10/07 CARTER
VANCOUVER MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO COCAINE TRAFFICKING - Search leads to Drugs and Cash at Defendant's Home

10/4/07 BACUS
STANWOOD MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO PHARMACY ROBBERY - Multiple Pharmacies Targeted

10/4/07 MACALALAD
KELSO WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY IN SW WASHINGTON PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE NETWORK - Defendant Admits She Illegally Sold Oxycodone

10/2/07 THOMAS
LONGVIEW MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN SW WASHINGTON PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE NETWORK - Defendant Admits he Illegally Sold Lorazapam

9/25/07 BOPP
LONGVIEW MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN SW WASHINGTON PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE NETWORK - Defendant Admits He Illegally Sold Oxycodone and Dilaudid

9/25/07 PATTY
WASHINGTON MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO ROBBING PHARMACY - Black Bag Disguised as Bomb

9/25/07 LINDSTROM
SKAGIT COUNTY MEN PLEAD GUILTY TO AIDING IN ROBBERY OF A PHARMACY - Arlington Rite-Aid Targeted

9/21/07 FISHER
KELSO MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN SW WASHINGTON PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE NETWORK

9/21/07 HOUSER, ETC.
THREE PHARMACY BURGLARS SENTENCED TO PRISON TERMS FOR PARTICIPATING IN PHARMACY BURGLARY AND DRUG DISTRIBUTION SCHEME - Conspirators Broke into Pharmacies Throughout the Northwest and West Coast

9/18/07 CARR
FEDERAL WAY MAN ARRESTED FOR CROSS BORDER SMUGGLING ACTIVITIES - Defendant Linked to Backpacks Full of Cocaine Discovered by Boy Scout Ranger

9/17/07 LOHNER
KELSO MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN SW WASHINGTON PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE NETWORK - Defendant Admits He Illegally Sold Methadone

9/17/07 NGUYEN
LEADER OF MARIJUANA AND ECSTASY DISTRIBUTION RING SENTENCED TO 14 YEARS IN PRISON - Ring Laundered Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars through Vietnamese Restaurant

8/31/07 MENDOZA-AGUILAR
KEY FIGURE IN PIERCE COUNTY DRUG DISTRIBUTION RING SENTENCED TO TEN YEARS IN PRISON - Defendant and his Pregnant Wife Distributed Pound Quantities of Meth and Cocaine

8/27/07 MYSAENGSAY
CANADIAN CONVICTED OF DISTRIBUTING LARGE QUANTITIES OF ECSTASY - Defendant Arrested During Delivery of 4,000 pills to police informant

8/23/07 SCHOONOVER
FIRST DEFENDANT PLEADS GUILTY IN SW WASHINGTON PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE NETWORK - Defendant Admits She Illegally Sold Methadone

8/14/07 BUSTOS-CHAVEZ
FOUR MORE INDICTED IN CONNECTION WITH "OPERATION METHOPOTAMIA" - Organized Criminal Ring Allegedly Dealing Highly Pure Meth and Heroin

8/8/07 COWLITZ
FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT JOIN IN CRACKDOWN ON PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE IN SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON - Several Defendants Charged Federally for Illegal Trafficking in Prescription Drugs

8/3/07 GONZALEZ-CASTILLO
REPEAT DRUG OFFENDER SENTENCED TO 200 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR DEALING CRACK COCAINE - Defendant Repeatedly Sold Crack to a Confidential Informant

8/2/07 WILSON
SEATTLE WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO SELLING CRACK AT NOTORIOUS SEATTLE NIGHTCLUB - Feds Prosecuting Three Defendants for Drug Sales at Club Chocolate City - Formerly Deano's

7/12/07 BRAND
DISTRIBUTOR PLEADS GUILTY TO PARTICIPATING IN PHARMACY BURGLARY SCHEME

7/11/07 MCCONNELL
TWELFTH PHARMACY BURGLAR PLEADS GUILTY TO PARTICIPATING IN PHARMACY BURGLARY SCHEME - Conspirators Broke into Pharmacies In Northwest and West Coast

7/6/07 GRAHAM
BURGLAR SENTENCED TO 65 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR ROLE IN PHARMACY BURGLARY AND DRUG DISTRIBUTION SCHEME - Conspirators Broke into Pharmacies Throughout the Northwest and West Coast

6/7/07 MURRAY
EVERETT WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO PARTICIPATING IN PHARMACY BURGLARY AND OXYCODONE PRESCRIPTION RING - Woman Forged Prescriptions on Prescription Pads taken from UW Medical Facilities

6/29/07 KILGORE
BURIEN FELON SENTENCED TO 13 YEAR PRISON TERM FOR DEALING CRACK COCAINE - Man Had Just Completed 10 Year State Prison Sentence When He Sold to Undercover Informant

6/8/07 GOMEZ-RAMIREZ
MEMBERS OF PIERCE COUNTY DRUG DISTRIBUTION RING SENTENCED TO PRISON - Femal Co-conspirator Ferried Cocaine and Meth under Clothing while Pregnant

6/1/07 COLOSIO-DUSSAN
LEADERS OF DRUG RING GET LENGTHY PRISON SENTENCES - Ring Members dealt Heroin and Cocaine in King, Snohomish and Skagit Counties

4/24/07 TAM
SEATTLE WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FORGING PRESCRIPTIONS FOR NARCOTIC PAINKILLERS - Former Employee Stole Doctor's Prescription Pads to Forge Prescriptions

4/20/07 TRAN
MARIJUANA DISTRIBUTOR PLEADS GUILTY - Plea Is Latest Development in Ongoing Investigations of Marijuana Growing Operations

4/20/07 BOOKER
TACOMA REPEAT OFFENDER SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON FOR DRUG AND GUN CRIMES - Former Gang Member Arrested with Crack Cocaine and Semi-automatic Pistol

4/11/07 KENT GARDEN SHOP
KENT GARDEN SHOP OWNERS INDICTED IN MARIJUANA MANUFACTURING CONSPIRACY - Defendants Offer Advice and Equipment for Dozens of Marijuana Grows

4/9/07 SANCHEZ-VASQUEZ
WIRETAP INVESTIGATION TAKES DOWN HEROIN AND COCAINE DISTRIBUTION RING - Six Arrested, $260,000 Cash and Multiple Pounds of Heroin and Cocaine seized in King and Snohomish Counties

4/6/07 FUHR
LEADER OF COCAINE AND OXYCODONE DISTRIBUTION RING SENTENCED TO LONG PRISON TERM

4/5/07 VAZQUEZ-LOPEZ
VANCOUVER RESIDENT SENTENCED TO MORE THAN FIVE YEARS IN PRISON FOR DRUG CONSPIRACY - Mexican National Conspired to Distribute Highly Pure Methamphetamine

2/23/07 PEREZ PEREZ
ARMED DRUG DEALER SENTENCED TO TWELVE YEARS IN PRISON FOR ROLE IN SELLING FIVE POUNDS OF METH

2/23/07 PATEL
SPOKANE AREA WOMAN WHO PURCHASED HOUSE AS PART OF DRUG TUNNEL SCHEME SENTENCED TO PRISON - Defendant Deposited Money in Smaller Amounts in an Attempt to Conceal Source of Funds

2/9/07 WILSON
STEVENSON MAN SENTENCED TO FOUR YEARS IN PRISON FOR DRUG AND GUN CRIMES - Felon had Twenty Firearms and Marijuana Grow in Skamania County Home

2/1/07 NORTENO
GRAND JURY INDICTS DRUG DEALING MEMBERS OF VIOLENT STREET GANG - Latest Success of ATF Sponsored Violent Gang Task Force

1/26/07 WILSON
TACOMA MAN GETS 10 YEAR PRISON TERM FOR DRUG AND GUN CRIMES - Pierce County Violent Crimes Task Force takes Crack Dealer Off the Street

1/24/07 CAO
MARIJUANA MANUFACTURING AND DISTRIBUTION CONSPIRACY SHUT DOWN - Feds and Locals Arrest Seven; Seize 3,700+ plants, $275,000 Cash, Cars and Jewelry

1/19/07 LEWIS
LAKEWOOD MEN SENTENCED TO LONG PRISON TERMS FOR GUN AND DRUG TRAFFICKING - Guns Purchased at Gun Shows Smuggled into Canada; Drugs Smuggled into U.S.

1/18/07 CZINEGE
CANADIAN MAN CONVICTED OF COCAINE TRAFFICKING - Trucker Had More than 250 Pounds of Cocaine Hidden in Fuel Tanks

1/5/07 MOLINA
MEXICAN NATIONAL SENTENCED TO 60 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR ROLE IN DEALING FIVE LBS. OF METH - Meth Brought up from Mexico was Highly Pure "Ice"

1/5/07 JOSS
SNOHOMISH COUNTY WOMAN SENTENCED TO SIX YEARS IN PRISON FOR DEALING POUNDS OF METHAMPHETAMINE - Defendant Had Two Pounds of Meth in Arlington Home; Claimed Nearly 100 Regular Customers

1/5/07 BROWN
TWO SEATTLE AREA MEN GET TEN YEAR PRISON TERMS FOR METHAMPHETAMINE TRAFFICKING - Men Dealt Methamphetamine, Crack Cocaine, Marijuana and Ecstacy and Guns

12/14/06 MEDOZA-MEDINA
FUGITIVE IN FEDERAL DRUG CASE ARRESTED WITH 14 POUNDS OF METHAMPHETAMINE - Defendant one of 43 now charged in connection with Drug Organization Based in Mexico

12/1/06 BOLDS
VANCOUVER WASHINGTON MAN GETS 100 MONTH PRISON TERM FOR DISTRIBUTION OF CRACK COCAINE - Lengthy Criminal History leads to Longer Federal Prison Time

12/1/06 IRVING
LAST DEFENDANT IN SEVEN DEUCE MOB CASE SENTENCED TO 17 YEARS IN PRISON - Career Criminal Dealt Crack Cocaine; Pleaded Guilty in 1999 Shooting of Teenager

12/1/06 DRUGS
FORTY INDICTED IN CONNECTION WITH SOPHISTICATED SKAGIT COUNTY DRUG TRAFFICKING RING - Lengthy Wiretap Investigation Leads to Multiple Cells of Drug Organization Based in Mexico

12/1/06 GALINDO-ZURITA
LEADER OF SNOHOMISH/KING COUNTY DRUG RING GETS TEN YEAR TERM - Husband, Wife and Sister-in-law All Sentenced to Prison in Connection with Family Drug Distribution Organization

11/17/06 MERRITT
PRESIDENT OF BELLINGHAM BANDIDOS SENTENCED TO FOUR YEARS IN PRISON - Dealt Meth, Marijuana, Guns, Stolen Vehicles and Motorcycle Parts

11/16/06 ROUSE
CANADIAN WOMAN CONVICTED OF SMUGGLING MARIJUANA INTO U.S. BY BOAT - Woman Is One of Four Defendants Charged in the Case - Three Remain Fugitives in Canada

11/15/06 HINKLE
MARYSVILLE HUSBAND AND WIFE PLEAD GUILTY IN CONNECTION WITH PHARMACY BURGLARY AND DRUG DISTRIBUTION SCHEME - Pair Are Part of Larger Criminal Ring Believed Responsible for Numerous Pharmacy Burglaries In the Northwest

11/9/06 STONE
LEADER OF VASHON ISLAND MARIJUANA MANUFACTURING OPERATION SENTENCED TO FIVE YEAR PRISON TERM - Leader of criminal organization with grow-ops in King & Kitsap Counties

10/26/06 FONG
CANADIAN NATIONALS ARRESTED WITH MORE THAN 400 LBS. OF ECSTASY - Agents Moved in Offering "Help" as Defendants Attempted to Pull Boat from Water with Undersized Trailer

10/13/06 PATEL
OWNER OF HOUSE USED IN "DRUG "TUNNEL" PLEADS GUILTY

10/13/06 CUNNINGHAM
LEADER OF MARIJUANA AND COCAINE TRAFFICKING RING SENTENCED TO A DECADE BEHIND BARS - Drug Ring Linked to 23 Kilos of Cocaine, $1.3 Million Cash

10/13/06 FIGUEROA-LOPEZ
VANCOUVER MAN SENTENCED TO NINE YEARS IN PRISON FOR REPEATED DRUG DEALING - Defendant Stopped Twice with Meth in Car and Hidden on His Body

10/13/06 GARCIA-QUIROZ
VANCOUVER RESIDENT SENTENCED TO MORE THAN 12 YEARS IN PRISON FOR DRUG CONSPIRACY - Mexican National Conspired to Distribute Highly Pure Methamphetamine

9/29/06 FELIX
SNOHOMISH COUNTY COUSINS SENTENCED TO LENGTHY TERMS FOR METH DEALING - Pair Sold Highly Pure Methamphetamine to Undercover Officers - Transported Drugs and Money in Hidden Compartments

9/18/06 FROGGER
FEDERAL INVESTIGATION DISMANTLES MAJOR DRUG ORGANIZATIONS IN PACIFIC NORTHWEST - Investigations Lead to Dozens of Arrests, Multiple Pounds of BC Bud Marijuana, Cocaine and MDMA

9/15/06 MANCILLA
ABERDEEN RESIDENT SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR METH DISTRIBUTION AND ILLEGAL RE-ENTRY INTO U.S.A. - Defendant Was Arrested with Nearly Two Pounds of Highly Pure Meth Hidden in Car

9/15/06 KLIMAS
CALIFORNIA MAN SENTENCED TO FOUR YEARS IN PRISON FOR AGGRAVATED IDENTITY THEFT - Defendant Used Insider Info to Take Over Bank Accounts from Unsuspecting Victims

9/15/06 DINH
TWO SEATTLE AREA MEN SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR ROLE IN DRUG DISTRIBUTION CONSPIRACY - Men Snared by Federal Agents after BC Bud Bust Near the Border

9/12/06 LOPEZ
VANCOUVER RESIDENT SENTENCED TO MORE THAN 11 YEARS IN PRISON FOR GUN AND DRUG CHARGES
Mexican National Conspired to Distribute Highly Pure Methamphetamine

9/8/06 FORD
FIVE MEMBERS OF COCAINE DISTRIBUTION RING SENTENCED TO LONG PRISON TERMS - Key Conspirator Stripped of Five Properties, More than $425,000 Cash, Jewelry and Guns

9/7/06 THOMAS
LEADERS OF MARIJUANA DISTRIBUTION RING PLEAD GUILTY - Defendants Admit Transporting Thousands of Pounds of Marijuana across the U.S.

8/22/06 BRADFORD
LOS ANGELES GANG MEMBER SENTENCED TO 46 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR DEALING CRACK COCAINE - Fontana, CA Resident Traveled to Seattle, Arrested at Drug Deal in Supermarket Parking Lot

7/28/06 MILLER
TACOMA FELON SENTENCED TO SIX YEARS IN PRISON FOR GUN AND DRUG POSSESSION - Man with Lengthy Criminal History Admits Dealing PCP, Using Firearm to Protect Drug Trade

7/26/06 OPERATION SOMALIA EXPRESS
EIGHTEEN INDICTED IN CONNECTION WITH INTERNATIONAL DRUG TRAFFICKING RING IN "OPERATION SOMALIA EXPRESS" - Imported and Distributed Highly Addictive "Khat" into East African Immigrant Communities

7/21/06 GHAG
KENT MAN SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR ECSTASY TRAFFICKING - Defendant One of Five in Conspiracy to Distribute Ecstasy from Canada

7/21/06 HERNANDEZ-NAVA
MOUNT VERNON RESIDENT GETS SEVEN YEAR SENTENCE FOR METH DISTRIBUTION - Three Members of Drug Ring Sentenced; Associate Was Fatally Shot During Drug Raid

7/21/06 PALOMERA
BROTHERS FROM SOUTH SNOHOMISH COUNTY SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR DEALING COCAINE - Men Repeatedly Sold Cocaine to Undercover Agents

7/19/06 FUHR
TWENTY-SIXTH GUILTY PLEA IN COCAINE AND OXYCODONE DISTRIBUTION RING - Feds Take Gang Members off Streets for Lengthy Terms

7/14/06 RAJ
BUILDERS OF DRUG TUNNEL BETWEEN CANADA AND US SENTENCED TO NINE YEARS IN PRISON - Judge Sends Message to Drug Traffickers: Marijuana Smuggling Serious Crime

7/7/06 CARSON
PIERCE COUNTY "CAREER OFFENDER" SENTENCED TO 30 YEARS IN PRISON - Defendant on Pierce County Violent crime Task Force's Top Ten Most Wanted List

7/7/06 ORELLANA
LOS ANGELES MAN WHO DEALT LARGE QUANTITIES OF METH IN CLARK COUNTY SENTENCED TO MORE THAN 20 YEARS IN PRISON - Defendant Sold Pound Quantities of Highly Pure Meth Brought up from LA

6/23/06 GALLARDO
MEXICAN NATIONAL GETS TEN YEAR TERM FOR DEALING FIVE LBS. OF METH - Meth Brought up from Mexico was Highly Pure "Ice"

6/21/06 GALINDO-ZURITA
SEVENTEEN ARRESTED IN SNOHOMISH/KING COUNTY DRUG CRACKDOWN - Feds Target Two Drug Distribution Groups Selling Heroin and Cocaine

6/16/06 FIRST NATION
FIVE CANADIAN FIRST NATION MEMBERS SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR DRUG SMUGGLING - Federal Judge Tells Tribal Members to Take Message Back to Canada about Harsh Penalties

6/16/06 AMBAW
SEATTLE MAN SENTENCED TO EIGHT YEARS IN PRISON FOR DEALING CRACK COCAINE - Leader of Gang That Sold Drugs, Used Violence and Intimidation in University District

6/9/06 DRY ICE
FEDERAL INVESTIGATION DISMANTLES MAJOR DRUG RING IN SEATTLE AND TACOMA - Investigations Lead to Dozens of Arrests, Multiple Pounds of Cocaine, Meth and Heroin

6/9/06 LUNA-CEJUDO
MEXICAN NATIONAL SENTENCED TO 60 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR METHAMPHETAMINE TRAFFICKING - Defendant delivered three pounds of Meth to informant in Tacoma Mall parking lot

6/9/06 PICAZO SANCHEZ
WINLICK MAN SENTENCED TO 43 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR MARIJUANA GROWS IN CAPITOL STATE FOREST - Elaborate Grop-op with Nearly 2,000 Plants and Creek Irrigation System

5/30/06 MANUAL RUIZ-MALDONADO
EVERETT MAN SENTENCED TO 14 YEARS IN PRISON FOR DEALING METH AND COCAINE

5/24/06 ROMULO BAUTISTA-OCAMPO
CALIFORNIA MAN SENTENCED TO SIX YEARS IN PRISON FOR DEALING HIGHLY PURE METHAMPHETAMINE
“Ice” Brought up Through California Welded Inside Car’s Driveshaft

5/5/06 GARCIA ROMERO
COWLITZ COUNTY MAN GETS TEN YEAR TERM FOR METH TRAFFICKING - Defendant arrested in undercover sting with $180,000 of highly pur methamphetamine

4/28/06 SIMS
BREMERTON FELON SENTENCED TO LENGTHY PRISON TERM FOR WEAPON AND DRUG CRIMES - Traffic Stop Leads to Eight Years in Prison for Repeat Offender

4/28/06 BELL
TACOMA MAN SENTENCED TO 60 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR CRACK COCAINE DISTRIBUTION - Repeat Offender Had Stolen Gun at Time of Arrest

4/27/06 WITTER
MARYSVILLE MAN SENTENCED TO 30 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR CONSPIRACY TO DISTRIBUTE ANABOLIC STEROIDS AND PRESCRIPTION PAIN MEDICATION - Drugs Distributed at Health Clubs Throughout Western Washington

4/21/06 CABRERA
BURIEN MAN SENTENCED TO TEN YEARS IN PRISON FOR METH DEALING - Drug Group Dealt Pound Quantities of Very Pure Methamphetamine

4/7/06 ELMS
LONGVIEW MAN SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR DRUG AND AMMUNITION CHARGES - Defendant Dealt Meth and Was Caught with Ammunition While on State Supervision

3/30/06 ORELLANA
VANCOUVER MAN CONVICTED OF LARGE SCALE METHAMPHETAMINE DISTRIBUTION - Large quantities of Methamphetamine Brought from California for Distribution in SW Washington

3/24/06 LAROCQUE
CALIFORNIA MAN SENTENCED TO FOUR YEARS IN PRISON FOR CONSPIRACY TO IMPORT MARIJUANA - Five year conspiracy to import drugs from Canada and distribute in California

3/24/06 JOHNSON
CAMAS MAN SENTENCED TO TEN YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR DRUG AND WEAPONS CHARGES - Repeat offender found with methamphetamine, heroin and guns in bedroom

3/17/06 SEVERIN
SEATTLE MAN SENTENCED TO EIGHT YEARS IN PRISON FOR ECSTASY TRAFFICKING - Man was armed during drug transaction resulting in additional five year sentence

3/17/06 HARRIS
LONGVIEW MAN SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON FOR BEING AN ARMED CAREER CRIMINAL - Defendant arrested with guns and methamphetamine in car

3/17/06 AYERS
SHOHOMISH MAN SENTENCED FOR TAMPERING WITH COLD MEDICINE - Common antibiotic placed in cold medicine package, returned and resold putting public at risk

3/10/06 OROZCO-CASTANEDA
MEXICAN NATIONAL SENTENCED TO SIX YEARS IN PRISON FOR METHAMPHETAMINE TRAFFICKING - Defendant delivered three pounds of Meth to informant in Tacoma Mall parking lot

2/17/06 PHAN
RENTON MAN SENTENCED TO LONG PRISON TERM IN ECSTASY CASE - Defendant attempted to sell 10,000 pills to confidential informant

2/6/06 DHALIWAL
ECSTASY TRAFFICKER SENTENCED TO TWELVE YEARS IN PRISON - Canadian paid another inmate to offer false testimony; plot uncovered at Federal Detention

2/2/06 SLAUGHTER
SEATTLE MAN SENTENCED TO 100 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR DEALING CRACK COCAINE - Judge cites prior criminal history for stiff sentence

1/27/06 SIMMONDS
CANADIAN SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR MARIJUANA TRAFFICKING - Defendant failed to return for trial; was extradited from Canada

1/20/06 HERNANDEZ VALENCIA
METHAMPHETAMINE TRAFFICKER SENTENCED TO 5+ YEARS IN PRISON - Cowlitz County man arranged sale of 4 lbs of meth worth $180,000

1/18/06 LATHAM
TACOMA MAN GETS 15 YEARS IN PRISON FOR VERY SOPHISTICATED MARIJUANA GROW OPERATION - Men built "Ferris Wheel" like contraptions to cultivate more than 1,000 plants

1/6/06 TRIGG
LONGVIEW RESIDENT SENTENCED TO FOUR YEARS IN PRISON FOR BEING A FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM - Defendant has multiple drug convictions from California and Arizona

12/16/05 MATA
Clark County Man Gets 34 Month Sentence for Methamphetamine Distribution - Mexican national faces deportation following prison term

12/16/05 COX/FLEISCHMAN
Southwest Washington Methamphetamine Distributors Sentenced to Prison - Camas men distributed meth for large Portland, Oregon based organization

12/9/05 RUIZ-MALDONADO
Everett Man Convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine & Meth - Sixteen other defendants already entered guilty pleas in extensive wire-tap case

12/9/05 KESLING
Drug Shipment Organizer Sentenced to 17 Years in Prison - Eastside man at center of drug probe that led to prison terms for two lawyers

12/1/05 MADDEN
Tukwila Man Sentenced to Ten Years for Possession With Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base

11/30/05 WITTER
Marysville Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Anabolic Steroids and Prescription Pain Medication - Drugs Distributed at Health Clubs Throughout Western Washington

11/29/05 BEAUCHMAN
Auburn Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Methamphetamine Production - Operated Meth Lab That Contaminated Rental Property and Endangered Children

11/18/05 NIEBOER
Canadian Trucker Gets One Year Prison Term for Smuggling Cash - Judge calls bulk cash smuggling "essential ingredient" of the drug trade

11/17/05 74 HOOVER CRIPS
Feds Indict Cocaine and Oxycodone Distribution Ring - Nineteen people arrested in criminal organization tied to 74 Hoover Crips Street Gang

11/4/05 GARCIA
Lynnwood Man Sentenced to More Than Six Years in Prison for Selling Heroin

11/4/05 ZACARIAS-MORALES
Skagit County Drug Dealer Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison - Trafficked Cocaine and Heroin from California

11/3/05 BASSI
Canadian Sentenced to Four Years in Prison in Ecstasy and Ephedrine Smuggling Case

10/28/05 CREEDON
Vashon Island Man Sentenced to One Year in Prison for Marijuana Grow Operation

10/14/05 REYES-PONCE
Armed Drug Dealer Gets 15 Years in Prison

10/7/05 KARAWI
Seattle Convenience Store Owner Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Illegal Sales of Pseudoephedrine

9/30/05 MEDINA
Bellingham Man Sentenced to More Than 15 Years in Prison for Drugs, Assault and Witness Tampering

9/28/05 MIRABACK
Feds Seize Nearly One-Thousand Pounds of Marijuana at Puyallup Residence - Two Canadian Men Charged

9/19/05 MCDOWELL
Tacoma Man Sentenced to Over 14 Years for Being a Felon in Possession of Three Firearms, Plus Drug and Witness Tampering Charges

9/16/05 CHAVARRIO-ROMO
Lead Methamphetamine Distributor From SW Washington Drug Ring Sentenced

9/9/05 KESLING
Drug Shipment Organizer Pleads Guilty

8/11/05 JOHNSON
Vancouver Man Pleads Guilty to Drug and Weapons Charges; Faces at Least Ten Years in Prison

7/29/05 EMERY
Federal Grand Jury Indicts Marijuana Seed Distributor; Canadian Who Calls Himself "Prince of Pot" Arrested in Coordinated U.S.-Canada Investigation

7/29/05 OGEDENGBE
Houston Couple Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Prison for Attempted Smuggling of 16 Pounds of Heroin

7/21/05 RAJ
Tunnel Discovered Between Canada and U.S.; Coordinated Investigation Leads to Arrest of Drug Smugglers

7/15/05 ESQUIVEL-ORTEGA
California Man Sentenced to 100 Months in Prison as Member of Large Drug Conspiracy

7/8/05 KIM
Mercer Island Couple Pleads Guilty, Agrees to Forfeit $900,000 in Connection with Pseudoephedrine Sales

7/8/05 CARONA-ALVAREZ
Sunnyside Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Conspiracy to Import More than a Quarter Ton of Pseudoephedrine

6/10/05 NELIGAN
Veterans Administration Nurse Pleads Guilty to Drug Diversion

5/24/05 BROOKS
Kent Area Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Leadership of an International Narcotics Trafficking Organization

5/19/05 TEMPLETON
Bellingham Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine - Left Children and Houses Contaminated

5/13/05 LENTZ
Pacific County Man Sentenced to Eleven Years in Prison for Drug and Weapons Crimes

5/12/05 CHAVARRIA-ROMO
Methamphetamine Trafficking Ring Indicted - Feds and Locals Partner for Major Arrests

3/24/05 MCCORMICK
Kelso Couple Sentenced for Sophisticated Marijuana Growing Operation

3/11/05 KAUFFMAN
Repeat Drug Dealer From Tukwila Gets Five Year Prison Term

3/2/05 ESQUIVEL-ORTEGA
California Man Convicted as Member of Large Drug Conspiracy

3/2/05 FERRYMAN
Vancouver Man Gets Five Years For Drug And Weapons Crimes

2/10/05 TEMPLETON
Bellingham Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine - Left Children and Houses Contaminated

2/8/05 SIMS
Bremerton Man Convicted of Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Ammunition, and Body Armor, and Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute

2/4/05 WHITFIELD
Former Customs and Border Protection Officer Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Importing "B.C. Bud" Into the United States

1/19/05 LALLY
British Columbian Sentenced to Prison for Importing Ecstasy into the United States

1/7/05 DRUGS
DEA Cracks Down on Meth Manufacturing With "Operation Sanctioned Sins"

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