In a house where people partied, Puyallup police said, methamphetamine seemed to be the main party favor.
Police early Tuesday raided the home and trailer in the 800 block of 4th Street NE and on Wednesday, five people were charged with various drug crimes.
A 37-year-old man was held on $40,000 bail after pleading not guilty to three counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
A 63-year-old man and 53-year-old woman were jailed in lieu of $50,000 bail each after pleading not guilty to unlawful possession of a controlled substance. The woman is also charged with making a false statement to a public servant after allegedly giving officers the wrong name.
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A 63-year-old woman is being held on $50,000 bail after pleading not guilty to unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.
And a 30-year-old woman was released on her own recognizance but charged with second-degree possession of a firearm and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
She told police she moved into the home two weeks ago and that “everyone in the house ‘parties’ and that everyone uses meth inside the home,” according to charging papers.
Officers found a handgun inside a safe in her bedroom.
Police launched an investigation in July after several neighbors complained about drug activity at the home and trash and debris that continued to pile up in the home.
After people inside the house sold meth four times to undercover officers, police obtained a warrant and searched the property about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Due to “deplorable” conditions, a health code officer boarded up the home and declared it unfit to live in.
Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653