Narcotics Task Force arrests 3, seizes $1.2 million worth of drugs at Scatter Creek Rest Area

Photo Courtesy Thurston County Narcotics Task Force.

The Thurston County Narcotics Task Force conducted on operation on Monday, November 8th that resulted in the arrest of three subjects for drug and firearms offenses and the seizure of $1.2 million worth of drugs, $90,000 in US currency, and several firearms and soft-body armor vests.

Officers contacted the three subjects in a rental vehicle at the Scatter Creek rest stop on I-5 northbound in southern Thurston County. Two of the subjects were known to have outstanding warrants, and while they were being taken into custody, officers spotted a gym bag with drugs and money visible in plain view. A search warrant was granted for the vehicle.

The search warrant resulted in the seizure of:

  • 5.7 pounds of methamphetamine
  • 5.7 pounds of cocaine
  • 9.8 pounds of fentanyl
  • 2.3 pounds of heroin
  • Three fully loaded firearms, one of which was stolen
  • Three soft-body armor vests
  • $90,000 in cash

The subjects were booked into the Thurston County Jail on drug and firearms charges, and detectives are still investigating. Thurston County Narcotics Task Force detectives were assisted in this operation by US Homeland Security Investigations, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, US Marshal Service, Washington State Department of Corrections, the Customs and Border Patrol Air Unit, and Washington State Patrol Aviation.

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