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Tag: Drug Enforcement Agency


Police: Homeland Security agent hit by car, shoots suspect in Lakewood narcotics investigation

UPDATE: The Homeland Security agent struck in the leg by a fleeing suspect has been released from the hospital, an agency spokesman said.

The agent has not been identified.

INITIAL POST:A Homeland Security Investigations special agent was hit in the leg by a vehicle and shot the driver who was trying to flee officials during a multi-agency narcotics investigation Wednesday night in Lakewood, according to police.

The Drug Enforcement Agency was leading the narcotics investigation, which involved Lakewood police and other agencies.

A suspect vehicle was stopped about 8 p.m. at 108th Street Southwest and 47th Avenue Southwest.

The driver

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12 accused of conspiring to distribute narcotics

A federal complaint filed in U.S. District Court Thursday accuses 12 people, including at least one Tacoma man, of conspiring to distribute controlled substances.

The Drug Enforcement Agency executed 16 search warrants Wednesday in Western Washington from Tacoma to Stanwood, spokeswoman Jodie Underwood said.

Officials seized 10 kilograms of cocaine, more than four pounds of heroin, more than a pound of meth, about 3.5 ounces of crack cocaine, 10 guns, and more than $400,000, she said.

The complaint is based partly on intercepted calls conducted in Spanish and the Mixteco Bajo language, according to the court document.