$1.2 million in drugs seized at Thurston County rest stop

Three people idling in a rental car at a Thurston County rest stop led to their arrest and seizures of $90,000 and $1.2 million in illegal drugs, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.

On Nov. 8, officers spotted three people associated with a rental car sitting idle at the Scatter Creek rest stop on Interstate 5 northbound in Thurston County.

Two of them were known to officers as having outstanding warrants for their arrest.

While taking them into custody, officers saw an open gym bag with illegal drugs and a large stack of money inside the car.

A search warrant of the car turned up 5.7 pounds of methamphetamine, 5.7 pounds of cocaine, 9.8 pounds of Fentanyl, 2.3 pounds of heroin, three fully loaded guns of which one was stolen, three soft body armor vests and $90,000.

The estimated street value of the drugs was $1.2 million.

All three people were booked into a Thurston County jail.