During the ongoing investigation, detectives with the Thurston County Narcotics Task Force used an undercover informant to purchase methamphetamine from the suspects and develop probable cause to obtain search warrants and arrest warrants, court papers state.
According to court papers:
Detectives arrested three of the suspects after executing a search warrant at an Olympia home in the 1100 block of Puget Street NE, and finding some of the drugs and money there. Those suspects were identified as Kristie Colleen Ros, 22; Sabas Castillo Pelagio, 37; and Vicente Ruiz-Lopez, 29. The two other suspects were arrested during motor vehicle stops in the Olympia area. Each of the three suspects was arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.
The two suspects arrested during the traffic stops are; Francisco Javier Sanchez Salazar, 30; and Edy Alberto Ruiz-Lopez, 26. Salazar was stopped in the Mason County area, and Edy Ruiz-Lopez was stopped in Tumwater. Detectives located methamphetamine and cocaine on both suspects during the traffic stops. Sanchez Salazar and Edy Ruiz Lopez were arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of cocaine.
In addition to discovering cash and drugs at the Puget Street residence, detectives also seized a loaded .45-caliber pistol.
All of the suspects were placed under Immigration and Customs Enforcement holds, meaning that they will be held without bail. They were being held Wednesday at the Thurston County Jail.
The estimated street value of the methamphetamine seized Tuesday is nearly $10,000, court papers state.