Police seized $276,000 worth of meth during a drug sting at a strip mall at 167th and Highway 99 in north Lynnwood.
Officers with the Eastside Narcotics Task Force had been investigating and conducting surveillance on the suspects since last November. The drug buy happened this past Friday at 5 p.m.
Four men were arrested, two vehicles were seized and three pounds of meth was recovered. While that might not seem like much, police say a typical “hit” of meth is about a gram, so that equates to nearly 1,400 hits of meth taken off the street.
The four men — ages 19, 20, 21 and 33 — live in Enumclaw and Lynnwood. Two are suspected members of the notorious La Familia Drug Cartel. They are thought to be the largest supplier of meth to the U.S. Two of suspects are from Mexico and are being held on ICE detainers.