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Another major meth bust: 10 lbs found in Vancouver storage units

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Meth found in Vancouver storage locker. Photo: Clark County Sheriff's Office Meth found in Vancouver storage locker. Photo: Clark County Sheriff's Office
An officer shows a solid chunk of meth found during a Sept. 19 raid. Photo: Clark County Sheriff's Office An officer shows a solid chunk of meth found during a Sept. 19 raid. Photo: Clark County Sheriff's Office
VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) -

A major methamphetamine crackdown in Clark County led investigators to 10 pounds of meth in two local storage units.

On Sept. 19, The Clark-Vancouver Regional Drug Task Force served seven search warrants resulting in the arrest of five people.

Based on information obtained from the initial arrests, the drug task force received search warrants for two storage lockers.

The first was at Additional Self Storage, 4901 N.E. Minnehaha St. The second was at A-Z Storage, 7523 N.E. Highway 99.

The warrants were served on Sept. 27. Nine pounds of meth was found in one locker and another pound was discovered in the second.

During the initial raids on Sept. 19, which followed a 10-month investigation, deputies said they found $30,000 in cash, guns, paper documents reflecting cash transfers to Mexico, four cars used to deliver the drugs and a solid 2.5-pound chunk of methamphetamine with a street value of $30,000.

Several auto repair shops in the Vancouver area were involved in the case.

They appeared to be legitimate businesses, but investigators said while they may have repaired a few cars "here and there," they were mainly used as fronts for a drug trafficking operation with daily deliveries out of Vancouver.

The investigation is continuing.

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