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Sheriff: 19 pounds of meth seized in ‘dismantling’ of drug trafficking ring in Clark Co.

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CLARK COUNTY, WA (KPTV) -

Nearly 19 pounds of meth was seized, along with 13 firearms and $9,300 in cash, as part of an investigation into an “upper-level” drug trafficking organization, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Search warrants were served on a vehicle and three homes in the Vancouver area July 6. The homes are on the 6900 block of Northeast 91st Avenue, the 2400 block of Northeast 92nd Avenue and the 15700 block of Northeast 89th Street.

The warrants led to the seizure of 18.8 pounds of meth, guns, cash and two vehicles. Deputies said the street value of the meth is $137,000. One of the seized guns was reported stolen.

Three people were arrested. Uriel Alvarado-Ponce, 18, Hector Sanchez-Alejandro, 39, and Rosalina Aguilar, 44, all of Vancouver, are each facing charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

In a statement Thursday, the sheriff’s office described the investigation and subsequent seizures and arrests as a “dismantling” of the drug trafficking organization.

The investigation dates back more than a year and has included prior prosecutions on both the state and federal levels, according to detectives.

In total over the past year, detectives with the Vancouver Police Department and the Clark-Vancouver Regional Drug Task Force have served 10 search warrants and seized 28.8 pounds of meth with a $209,000 street value, 21 firearms (3 stolen), $91,000 and 9 vehicles.

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