Police break up heroin trafficking ring

LYNNWOOD — Police say they’ve busted a heroin trafficking ring that was operating out of Lynnwood and Shoreline.

The Snohomish Regional Drug and Gang Task Force last week served search warrants at three addresses. They arrested eight people and seized more than $550,000, in addition to 23 pounds of heroin, worth roughly $1 million, county sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton said.

The traffickers are believed to be associated with the Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel.

The arrests included a 30-year-old Everett man, a 26-year-old Shoreline woman, a 27-year-old Shoreline man, a 28-year-old Lynnwood woman, a 29-year-old Lynnwood man, and a 22-year-old California man.

Their names weren’t released, but arrest reports combined with county jail bookings show at least one of the men is being held on $750,000 bail.

Also seized were six vehicles and a house, Ireton said.

In a news release, Sheriff Ty Trenary called the bust “a huge win for Snohomish County.”

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