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A gun investigation at a Fife motel led to three arrests and the discovery of a drug-dealing operation, according to court records.

Pierce County prosecutors charged Laura Schmidt, 30, Sarah Heckart, 37, and Joshua Dryden, 22, with three counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Schmidt and Dryden were ordered jailed in lieu of $75,000 bail; Heckart is being held in lieu of $40,000 bail.

Prosecutors said they might file more criminal charges.

Police received information that someone being supervised by the state Department of Corrections had a gun inside a Fife motel room and went to check on the report Friday, charging papers state.

As officers approached, they saw Heckart go into the room. She allegedly told someone inside the room to lock the door and “actively resisted” Corrections Department officers trying to get inside.

Police arrested her and forced their way into the room after hearing someone inside yell. Schmidt, who was on state community supervision, and Dryden were inside.

A search of the room uncovered five pounds of suspected methamphetamine, 20 diazepam pills, 19 methylphenidate pills, drug paraphernalia and $20,000, records show.



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