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Mitzi Johanknecht


Organized crime investigation nets 5 arrests, $980,000

Summary

(Shoreline) Shoreline Police undercover detectives served 11 searched warrants on properties in King and Snohomish County last week after a 12 month long investigation into an organized crime ring involved in money laundering and the illegal manufacturing and unlicensed distribution of marijuana. (Case# 15-292257)

Story

On Thursday November 3rd undercover detectives with the Shoreline Police Department served 11 separate search warrants at various residential homes and commercial buildings between Shoreline and Arlington.

The warrants are the results of a 12 month investigation into an organized crime ring involved in money laundering and the illegal manufacturing and unlicensed distribution of marijuana. Six suspects were arrested and booked into jail.

 Detectives seized over $980,000 in cash, 5 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 locations including;

16300 block of Inglewood Pl NE, Kenmore
5600 block of 47 Ave NE, Marysville
12000 block of NE 8th ST, Bellevue
5000 block of 144th ST SW, Edmonds
12600 block of Ruggs Lake Rd, Everett
16500 block of 6 Ave W, Lynnwood
13800 block of 28th ST NE, Lake Stevens
1800 block of NE Serpentine Pl, Shoreline
4000 block of SR 92, Lake Stevens
2000 block of 236th ST NE, Arlington
14400 block of 49th Pl W, Edmonds.

Arrested;

Female, 35, Kenmore- booked into King County Jail
Male, 45, Kenmore- booked into King County Jail
Male, 43, Arlington-booked in Snohomish County
Female, 24, Edmonds- booked in Snohomish County
Male, 41, Edmonds-booked in Snohomish County
Male, 41, Lake Stevens-booked in Snohomish County

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