PORT ORCHARD – Local police confiscated about four pounds of meth and six ounces of heroin during a drug bust Monday, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office.
Two Mexican nationals face felony charges after police say they were caught with illegal drugs during an undercover “buy bust operation” in Port Orchard. A consortium of local police officers known as the West Sound Narcotics Enforcement Team executed the reported sting.
According to a certificate of probable cause filed Tuesday in Kitsap County, police used a confidential informant to set up a drug buy around 6:30 p.m. in the 10000 block of Bethel Burley Road.
When a truck believed to be the suspect’s arrived, police contacted it and detained the driver and one passenger.
Following the issuance of a telephonic search warrant, police said, officers searched the truck and found “approximately 4 pounds of Methamphetamine, and 6 ounces of Heroin,” a detective wrote. U.S. currency and cellular phones were also found, the filing states.
Giovanni Romero Ramirez, 33, and Jose Adrian Flores Lopez, 27, were arrested and booked into Kitsap County Jail. Both face two counts of drug possession with the intent to deliver, and one count of conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance. Bail was set at $250,000.
At an arraignment on Tuesday both defendants pleaded not guilty, per court records. A trial date was set for March 25.