SHELTON, Wash. - Monday night SOG concluded a three week investigation of an organization of methamphetamine dealers in South Mason County and the City of Shelton. During the course of the investigation, SOG made multiple controlled buys of methamphetamine from this organization and conducted many hours of surveillance in order to identify suspects, vehicles and suspect residences.
At approximately 4 PM yesterday SOG detectives, assisted by the Squaxin Island PD, Shelton PD and Deputy Dodge and K9 Kona, conducted a controlled buy of methamphetamine from two suspects in the City of Shelton. Immediately after the delivery, the male and female suspects were arrested and a search warrant was served on their residence at 650 E Mason Lake Road. Two ounces of methamphetamine (approximate street value: $2,800), scales, packaging materials, records of extensive/ongoing drug transactions, approximately $4,000 cash in traceable drug proceeds and three vehicles used to make meth deliveries and/or traceable to drug proceeds were seized as a result of this search warrant.
The investigation at 650 E Mason Lake Road led SOG detectives to 1907 Olympic Hwy North Space #22 in the City of Shelton. A telephonic search warrant was obtained for this address and the search of this address led to the seizure of approximately a quarter pound of methamphetamine, scales, packaging materials, records of extensive/ongoing drug transactions, approximately $1,000 cash in traceable drug proceeds, several thousand dollars worth of personal property (electronics) traceable to drug proceeds and a 2003 Cadillac Escalade traceable to drug proceeds.
Two adult Hispanic males and one adult Hispanic female were arrested and booked into the MCSO Jail for delivery of methamphetamine and Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver. All three suspects were members of the same family. SOG has previously investigated members of this family/organization in the past year, which resulted in four convictions for Delivery and Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver in Mason and Grays Harbor County Superior Courts.
One male and the female are being held on $7,500 bail. The other male suspect is being held on $17,500 bail. All three are expected to make their first court appearance this afternoon.
See photo below for some of the confiscated cash and drugs: