K-9 helps find 11 pounds of heroin in Vancouver

3 Vancouver residents arrested, face multiple charges

K-9 Piper helped locate more than 11 pounds of heroin and $51,000 in Vancouver, March 16, 2017 (Clark County Sheriff's Office)
K-9 Piper helped locate more than 11 pounds of heroin and $51,000 in Vancouver, March 16, 2017 (Clark County Sheriff's Office)

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.

More than 11 pounds of heroin and $51,000 was seized in Vancouver, March 16, 2017 (Clark County Sheriff's Office)
More than 11 pounds of heroin and $51,000 was seized in Vancouver, March 16, 2017 (Clark County Sheriff’s Office)