Two people accused of selling large amounts of methamphetamine in the Puget Sound region have pleaded not guilty to unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
Reina Santos De Olivera, 44, and Pedro Ortiz Ortiz, 47, were ordered jailed last week in lieu of $50,000 bail each.
Tacoma police began investigating Ortiz Ortiz in June 2014 after a confidential informant told them he was selling a lot of meth in the area.
Detectives had the informant make four buys from Ortiz Ortiz and followed him. They saw him pick up drugs from Santos De Olivera, according to charging papers.
When officers stopped Santos De Olivera’s car in September, they allegedly found 10 ounces of meth in her car and $2,200 cash in her home.
The pair was arrested in February after detectives asked the informant to set up another buy and then stopped Ortiz Ortiz and Santos De Olivera when they met in a parking lot.
Nearly two pounds of meth were recovered from Ortiz Ortiz’s vehicle, records show.