Two Edmonds-area residents among six arrested in illegal marijuana operation

Stars note the two Edmonds-area homes where the warrants were served.
Stars note the two Edmonds-area homes where the warrants were served.

Two unincorporated Edmonds residents were among six people arrested following a 12-month investigation into an organized crime ring involved in money laundering and the illegal manufacturing and unlicensed distribution of marijuana, according to this story in Wednesday’s Shoreline Area News.

Undercover detectives with the Shoreline Police Department last week served 11 separate search warrants at various residential homes and commercial buildings between Shoreline and Arlington, including two in the unincorporated Edmonds area and one in Lynnwood.

Detectives seized over $980,000 in cash, five homes and 10 vehicles that were purchased with illegal drug proceeds. Over 2,000 marijuana plants and several hundred pounds of processed marijuana were located during the searches.
The primary suspect, a 35-year-old Kenmore woman, operated a warehouse in Marysville and several other locations in King and Snohomish County.

Several law enforcement agencies assisted with serving the search warrants: The King County Sheriff’s Office, the DEA Seattle, Kenmore Police, Metro Transit Police, SeaTac Police, Edmonds Police, Marysville Police, the United States Postal Inspector and the Department of Corrections.

Warrants were served at the following locations:

  • 16300 block of Inglewood Place Northeast, Kenmore
  • 5600 block of 47th Avenue Northeast, Marysville
  • 12000 block of Northeast 8th Street, Bellevue
  • 5000 block of 144th Street Southwest, unincorporated Edmonds
  • 12600 block of Ruggs Lake Road, Everett
  • 16500 block of 6th Avenue West, Lynnwood
  • 13800 block of 28th Street Northeast, Lake Stevens
  • 1800 block of NE Serpentine Pl, Shoreline
  • 4000 block of SR 92, Lake Stevens
  • 2000 block of 236th Street Northeast, Arlington
  • 14400 block of 49th Place West, unincorporated Edmonds.

Arrested were the 35-year-old Kenmore woman and a 45-year-old Kenmore man, both booked into King County Jail, plus the following who were booked into Snohomish County Jail: a 43-year-old Arlington man, a 24-year-old woman and a 41-year-old man from Edmonds, and a 41-year-old man from Lake Stevens.

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