VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN) — More than 11 pounds of heroin was seized in Vancouver Thursday afternoon in part because of the trained nose of a K-9 named Piper.
The Clark-Vancouver Drug Task Force searched a house at 15310 SE 8th Street #B and found the drugs after a several months-long investigation.
Along with the heroin — which has a $250,000 street value — authorities also seized more than $51,000 in cash and 3 vehicles.
Piper helped find the heroin in one of the vehicles, officials said.
Three people were arrested. Luis Armando Morales-Garcia, 31; Jose Carlos Vega-Rivera, 30; and Karen Moreno-Arrelanas, 23, were all taken into custody.
The Vancouver residents face charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.