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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, December 16, 2010

149 pounds of marijuana seized

This was another great effort by the Eastside Narcotics Task Force (ENTF) comprised of a multiagency force.

ENTF worked around the clock, December 8th and 9th, after receiving a tip that a vehicle was headed from Issaquah to Chicago with a load of marijuana.  The vehicle was located and surveillance was set up at a hotel in Issaquah.  A search warrant was secured and Washington State Patrol Narcotics K-9 team assisted the task force.

"This was a great case by a dedicated unit who made this arrest and seizure. These types of drug trafficking cases are often tied to larger criminal enterprises.  Anything we can do to make a dent in their profits and keep the product from getting to the street is well worth it" stated ENTF Captain Steve Lynch.

In all, one suspect was arrested, 149 pounds of processed marijuana worth approximately $500,000 and $15,000 cash was seized. The investigation continues in this case.

The ENTF is a partnership of the King County Sheriff's Office, Washington State Patrol and police departments from Bellevue, Kirkland, Mercer Island and Redmond.

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