SEATTLE — Nineteen people, including suspects from Port Orchard, Bremerton and Poulsbo, were arrested in a multi-state meth distribution ring that centered around the South Sound region.
The nearly three-year investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the West Sound Narcotics Enforcement Team also yielded more than 44 pounds of methamphetamine, more than 50 firearms and more than $50,000 in cash, U.S. District Attorney Annette L. Hayes announced on Dec. 15.
Law enforcement officials served 24 search warrants on locations in Washington and Arizona in connection with the case. More than 20 vehicles were searched in connection with the investigation.
Previous seizures associated with this drug ring include more than five pounds of meth and more than $28,000.
Those charged in the indictment include:
- Jose Ernesto Mozequeda Vasquez, 34, of Chehalis.
- Jesus Beltran, 34, of Phoenix, Arizona.
- Antonio De La Mora, 41, of Centralia.
- Juan Salud Garcia Almanza, 30, of Centralia.
- Violetta Rosalia Guadarrama, 32, of Centralia.
- Ernesto Luna Vasquez, 44, of Kelso.
- Maria Centeno Gallegos, 37, of Chehalis.
- Collin Mesinas, 28, of Olympia, Washington
- Aundrea Lynn Natins, 41, of Port Orchard.
- William Hagmann, 54, of Shelton.
- Jon Daniel Brownfield, 58, of Shelton.
- Kimberly Brooke Gray, 36, of Port Orchard.
- Rebecca Sue Godsalve, 52, of Bremerton.
- Mark Agnew, 51, of Gig Harbor.
- Isaela Pacheco Centeno, 22, of Poulsbo.
- Teresa Goos, 55, of Hoodsport.
- Derek Johnson, 29, of Gig Harbor.
- Karen Kenmir, 55, of Shelton.
- A 19th defendant, Gerardo Enrique Flores, 26, of Chula Vista, California, was arrested in California and will make his initial appearance on a criminal complaint in the Southern District of California.
The case is being prosecuted by assistant U.S. attorneys Marci L. Ellsworth and C. Andrew Colasurdo.