Leaders of a Spanaway-based family drug ring have been sentenced for distributing methamphetamine and heroin.
Luis Hernandez, 60, and his two sons, 34-year-old Juan Hernandez and 29-year-old Jaime Hernandez, prepared the drugs for distribution at a Spanaway lab, police said.
The father was sentenced in U.S. District Court Friday to 10 years in prison, and the sons each got 12, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Monday.
More than 66 pounds of crystal meth and 2 1/2 pounds of heroin were confiscated by law enforcement during the investigation.
A federal Drug Enforcement Administration led the wiretap that found the lab, where liquid meth was being turned into crystal.
A total of 15 people were charged in connection to the drug ring, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. All pleaded guilty.
DEA Tacoma, the Tahoma Narcotics Enforcement Team, Lakewood police, the West Sound Narcotics Team and the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department investigated as part of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force.