Fentanyl bust

Picture are some of the items that were recovered in the drug bust Saturday in Lynnwood. Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office courtesy photo

LYNNWOOD —The Snohomish Regional Drug Task Force confiscated 1,400 grams of fentanyl from a Lynnwood couple on Saturday, July 25. It was the largest amount of the controlled substance ever seized in Snohomish County.

“On Saturday morning around 10 a.m., a 38-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman were taken into custody during a traffic stop at the Arlington Airport,” said Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Director of Communications Courtney O’Keefe. “Detectives had a search warrant for the vehicle, and inside the vehicle, recovered 13 grams of heroin and a pistol under the passenger seat.”

O’Keefe said a search warrant was also executed on the suspect’s residence located in the 15900 block of 35th Place West in Lynnwood.

"During the search, detectives found approximately 1,400 grams of fentanyl powder, 808 grams of heroin and 12 grams of methamphetamine," O'Keefe said. "They also recovered a 9mm handgun, a pistol grip 12 gauge-shotgun with a sawed-off barrel and an obliterated serial number and approximately $14,000 in cash.”

The street value of the fentanyl seized is said to be between $14 million to $23 million.

“From this supply, about 1.4 million counterfeit pills could be produced,” O’Keefe said. “And the amount of fentanyl the suspects possessed at their residence could cause the death of approximately 700,000 people.” 

Both suspects were arrested and booked into the Snohomish County Jail. The 38-year-old man is facing three felony charges for manufacturing and selling a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm. The 36-year-old woman was booked on three felony charges for manufacturing, selling and possession of a controlled substance.

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