CLALLAM COUNTY – The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office reported Friday that on Tuesday of this week, OPNET assisted DEA agents and other law enforcement partners in executing search warrants in Skagit County in a large-scale drug trafficking investigation.

Skagit County was just one of multiple locations executed throughout the Puget Sound.

OPNET’s participation began in May of 2019 when they developed a confidential informant and learned that one member of the drug trafficking organization (identified as 24 year-old Lionel Gonzalez-Torres of Burlington, WA), was providing large quantities of meth and heroin to the Olympic Peninsula.

The informant conducted multiple controlled buys with Gonzalez-Torres for a total of 226 grams of heroin and 87 grams of meth.

In June of 2019, Gonzalez-Torres was arrested, and about 450 grams of heroin and 1500 grams of meth were seized during a search of Gonzalez-Torres’s home.

Officials say the success of the operation is expected to have a substantial, direct impact on the supply of illegal controlled substances to the Olympic Peninsula.