WSP Traffic Stop for HOV Violation Nets over $25,000 in Drugs and Cash

Photo: WSP Trooper Axtman

Snohomish County, WA– A traffic HOV lane violation on Northbound Interstate 5 near 112th Street in Everett led to the arrest of the driver and the recovery of over $25,000 in illegal narcotics and cash inside the vehicle.

Photo: WSP Trooper Axtman

According to the Washington State Patrol District 7 Public Information Officer Trooper Heather Axtman, the traffic stop was conducted by Washington State Patrol Trooper Rudy and his K-9 Partner, Apollo.  The traffic stop led to a drug investigation.  During the course of  the investigation, a search warrant was obtained to search the vehicle that was stopped for the traffic violation.

Photo: WSP Trooper Axtman

The search warrant was served today as part of the investigation and Troopers found over $10,000 in Fentanyl Pills and $15,000 in Heroin in the vehicle along with several thousand dollar in cash.


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Chris Nelson
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