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Gang & Drug Task Force find over $10,000 in drugs in Ferndale apartment

WCSO vehicle (June 2016). Whatcom News file photo.

Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office announced today the Whatcom Gang and Drug Task Force had completed a five-month investigation of a Ferndale man suspected of selling drugs from his Ferndale apartment.

The suspect, Martin Amezcua-Torres, age 42, had been under investigation as Task Force agents made several purchases of methamphetamine from him since last August. Yesterday, Amezcua-Torres was arrested without incident as he attempted to leave his apartment in his vehicle.

According to a news release sent out today, detectives located a bag containing just over 1 pound of methamphetamine and a small quantity of cocaine during their search of the apartment in the 2100 block of Washington Street. The estimated street value of the drugs located in the residence was between $10,000 and $30,000 according to the release.

Amezcua-Torres’ 2005 Honda Civic was also seized since it had been used by the suspect to deliver controlled substances on multiple occasions.

Amezcua-Torres was booked into the Whatcom County Jail booked into the Whatcom County jail on 3 counts of delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver (Methamphetamine and cocaine) and maintaining a premises for drug trafficking.

According to jail records, Amezcua-Torres remained in custody as of 4pm today.

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