Meth, drugs, explosives and 38 guns seized in raid at Spanaway house

Police seized a large cache of guns, ammunition, explosives and methamphetamine in a raid on an East Side Tacoma home Thursday, arresting a 53-year-old woman.

According to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, authorities got a tip from a Lewis County resident that guns were being stolen and stored at a house in Tacoma.

Following up on the information, detectives bought a stolen handgun in an undercover operation, and got a warrant to search the house in the 2400 block of 155th Street Court East, near Waller Road.

They found and confiscated 38 firearms, four improvised explosive devices, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

Bomb experts got rid of the explosives.

A 53-year-old woman was arrested in connection with the incident. The News Tribune does not generally name suspects before they have been charged with a crime.

The investigation was the work of the Joint Narcotics Task Force.

The Lewis and Pierce County sheriff’s offices, the Washington State Patrol and the FBI were among the agencies involved.