Pierce County sheriff's deputies seized nearly $75,000 in cash and $300,000 worth of suspected methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin from an apartment in Tacoma's South End on Tuesday, prosecutors say.
The two residents of the apartment, ages 30 and 28, were charged Wednesday in Superior Court with three counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and one count of possession of a controlled substance.
Bail for both men was set at $750,000.
According to charging documents:
Sheriff's deputies began monitoring the pair in May as part of an ongoing drug investigation and immediately noticed they seldom traveled alone.
Deputies got a search warrant for the apartment in the 9300 block of South Ash Street and served it Tuesday. They found a duffel bag in the kitchen with 17 bags of meth weighing a little more than 1 pound each. Street value of the drug, if sold by the ounce, would have been about $85,000.
A cooler next to the bag contained multiple bags of heroin, about 14.5 pounds' worth all told. Street value for the heroin was put at about $186,000.
Inside a kitchen cabinet was a 2.7-pound brick of cocaine that looked to have been packaged at the source and likely not cut with fillers.
A digital scale and packaging material were found in the kitchen, and small amounts of the drugs.
Oxycodone and Xanax pills were found in the men's car.
All told, drugs seized in the raid weighed more than 38 pounds.
In a bedroom was a duffel bag — identical to the one holding the meth — filled with more than $40,000 in cash. Also found were ledgers dating back to 2016 and detailing hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of drug transactions.
Nearly $34,000 in cash was found elsewhere in the apartment, as were dozens of cellphones.
Only one bedroom had a bed — the other was filled with high-end designer clothing and cowboy boots, including custom-made ones.