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TACOMA, Wash. — Two Buckley men allegedly caught with a large amount of drugs and nearly $100,000 in cash were charged Tuesday in Pierce County court.

Augustin Gutierrez-Valencia, 24, and Gerardo Danesta Dias, 25, were arrested Monday and charged Tuesday with unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, according to the prosecutor’s office.

Following what prosecutors call an “extensive investigation,” police served a search warrant Monday on the Buckley home the men share. Officers found 425 oxycodone pills, several ounces of meth and heroin and $91,000 in cash inside the home.

Police also searched an SUV and found more than 31 pounds of meth inside a hidden compartment.

Prosecutors believe Dias and Gutierrez-Valencia used the SUV to transport drugs from Los Angeles to Washington State.

“This was a major drug bust in an ongoing effort to stop the methamphetamine pipeline from Mexico,” Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said in a Tuesday news release.

Both men pleaded not guilty on Tuesday. Gutierrez-Valencia is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail, and Danesta Dias is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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