Sheriff’s office: More than 50 arrests made during Hwy 99 patrol emphasis in South Snohomish County

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, in collaboration with several other agencies, announced Friday that it made more than 50 arrests during a three-day joint emphasis on Highway 99 in south Snohomish County.

Law enforcement agencies involved in this effort included the Violent Offender Task Force, the Drug Task Force, the Auto Theft Task Force, the Edmonds, Everett. Lynnwood and Mukilteo police departments, and Washington State Department of Corrections. All agencies worked together to develop intelligence, identify criminal activity, arrest warrant subjects and provide an increased police presence on Highway 99.

During the three-day operation, law enforcement seized $15,000 believed to be related to drug sales as well as six vehicles pending search warrants, the sheriff’s office said. Additionally, they recovered five occupied stolen vehicles and eight guns. The teams also assisted six people with getting beds in the Snohomish County Diversion Center, wrote 40 citations for traffic violations, and gave over 40 traffic warnings.

Multiple ounces of street-level narcotics were recovered, including heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and crack. During one traffic stop Thursday afternoon near Airport Road and Highway 99, detectives recovered 246 grams of meth, 55 grams of cocaine, $13,736 in cash, and two loaded firearms, one of which was stolen.

“The results of the three-day emphasis in South Snohomish County show the value in proactive police work,” said Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney. “These results show what can happen when agencies partner together to enforce the law and target criminal activity.”

12 Replies to “Sheriff’s office: More than 50 arrests made during Hwy 99 patrol emphasis in South Snohomish County”

  1. Excellent. Sending a message that crime will be taken seriously in these communities. Certainly makes me feel safer living here

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  2. Crime knows no boundaries of our south county cities. This is a great example of law enforcement operating as one. It may be time to consider joining all our cities together to form a single law enforcement agency. It would save money for all of our south county cities.

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  3. Hey folks, there’s a new sheriff in town to protect the citizens of the county. A big thank you to our law enforcement. Let’s take back our streets and stop the pandering.

    Fred Gouge

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    1. Fred, who is the new “sheriff’?
      1. Snohomish County Sheriff?
      2.”Sheriff” Nelson?
      3. “Acting Sheriff” Lawless?
      4. “Yet to be named Sheriff” replacing our retired Police Chief?

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  4. The New Sheriff Is good good Buddies with deputies who like to give false statements and shoot unarmed Community Members!
    Can’t believe our Community elected someone so faulty!
    How can anyone feel safe?

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  5. Darrol-
    Are you being sarcastic?
    Please re-read the first 2 words of the headline in bold and notice the Snohomish County Sheriff’s logo below the bold type. We only have one sheriff in Snohomish County. That is who i am referring to.
    Sorry I had to spell it out for you.

    Fred Gouge

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    1. Fred, Not be sarcastic at all. Since this was a joint operation a number of law enforcement agencies in South Snohomish County it was good to see such great cooperation. If you read my early post I made mention of the possible efficiency of creating a single law enforcement approach. I was simply expanding on that concept. I did list the Real Sheriff in the county first without any “..”. The others are all listed with “…” to note that they are not the real sheriff of the county.

      Don’t be sorry for “thinking” you had to spell it out for me. I have much to learn. I was just trying to take a broader more inclusive view to law enforcement. I would guess that if all of our law enforcement personal were combined into a more unified group with a single chain of command they could be just as effective at other enforcement issues and not just these special emphasis efforts. A careful read of all the article show 9 separate agencies were involved. All agencies had to sort out the details of jurisdiction for each type of activity they were enforcing. Pretty big challenge that may be easier to do under one command.

      The problem with keyboard discussions is we loose the intent of folks like me who are not as skilled at wordsmithing as others. Also the spoken word would not need spell check to catch typing errors.

      Thanks Fred for helping me understand you comments. Please don’t be sorry.

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  6. Great job! Your efforts are all greatly appreciated. Thank you all very much for your dedication and service in protecting us on a daily basis.

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  7. Thank you!!! Wonderful and so very worthwhile. When are they doing it again? 3 days is great but 365 is better. We desperately need it. Have you considered spending some time on Broadway in Everett?

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