UPDATE: The action was part of a crackdown on Oxycodone dealers, federal officials said this afternoon.
Federal agents and local authorities arrested more than 20 people in the Puget Sound region and northern California suspected of trafficking the highly addictive painkiller.
Those indicted included two Pierce County men: David L. Potts, 48, of Spanaway and Vincent L. Fields, 44, of Tacoma. Potts has been arrested. Fields is one of three that officials are still looking for, according to the FBI.
According to criminal complaints and indictments, member of the ring would travel from Washington to northern California and return with 2,000 to 5,000 Oxycodone pills, which they then would distribute across the Puget Sound region.
PREVIOUS POST: The FBI tells The News Tribune it has agents at a house in Tacoma near 12th and Trafton. The agency won’t say at this time why it is searching the house. Other media outlets are reporting agents are raiding other properties across the region, including in West Seattle.
We’ll update this post when we know more.