SHORELINE – Two men have been arrested after police say they were trafficking cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine disguised as brand-name chocolates.
The King County Sheriff’s Office says one of the men, 46, was arrested at a motel in Kent earlier this year. The other was arrested in Juneau, Alaska.
Detectives determined the local man, who was living in various hotels in the Kent and Renton area, was allegedly a main supplier to street-level dealers in North Seattle, Edmonds and Shoreline.
The suspect was also sending packages by mail to Juneau, the sheriff’s office said. Detectives got their hands on one of them and found narcotics that were formed and disguised as Ferrero Rocher foil-wrapped chocolates.
The investigation allegedly uncovered approximately 745 grams of heroin, 135 grams of methamphetamine, 90 grams of cocaine and 300 grams of ephedrine.
The sheriff’s office says it worked with the Juneau Police Department and the U.S. Postal Service to make the arrests.