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Published: Saturday, February 23, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

4 face charges after raids of suspected drug house in Everett

EVERETT -- Two separate investigations into an alleged drug house in Everett has prompted prosecutors to charge four men with various felony crimes.
Prosecutors allege a house in the 3900 block of Grand Avenue was being used for heroin and methamphetamine trafficking. They also allege that some of the people arrested out of the house have ties to a criminal gang.
Everett police first began investigating the house in June after receiving a tip about drug-dealing there. The tipster told officers "the drug dealers were armed, tattooed, and appeared to be in a gang," Snohomish County deputy prosecutor Janice Albert wrote in charging papers.
Officers started watching the comings and goings of the occupants, including two brothers whose family owns the place. Everett police began arresting people associated with the house, including a man who was carrying $25,000, five guns and an ounce of meth. His drug ledger referred to one of the brothers.
Everett police and Snohomish County sheriff's deputies raided the house Aug. 3. One of the brothers refused to surrender for about two hours. Once inside, police found heroin, meth and stolen electronics.
Federal agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration began their own investigation into narcotics trafficking at the house in November. They set up a series of drug deals, buying multiple ounces of heroin and cocaine from at least three different men.
Last month, police arrested a man identified as a supplier as he was driving away from the house. The man had numerous gang tattoos on his hands and neck. He told the cops he was a member of the Surenos. Police found a few ounces of heroin in the man's wallet.
About two weeks later, the house was raided again. They found a handgun in one of the dealer's rooms. That man is a felon and prohibited from having guns.

Diana Hefley: 425-339-3463;
Story tags » EverettProsecutionDrug Trafficking

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