Lynnwood couple arrested after police find $19M worth of fentanyl inside home

Authorities in Washington state have found about $19 million worth of fentanyl at a Lynnwood home where a couple was arrested over the weekend.

Snohomish Regional Drug Task Force investigators reportedly found about 1,900 grams (70 ounces) of fentanyl, 808 grams (30 ounces) of heroin, 12 grams (0.5 ounces) of methamphetamine, $14,000 in cash, and equipment suggesting the couple had planned to distribute the drugs, The Daily Herald reported.

A potentially fatal dose of fentanyl is 2 milligrams, authorities said.

The 38-year-old man and his girlfriend, who were not identified by The Daily Herald, were arrested Saturday by Task Force officers, authorities said. Both are being held in the Snohomish County Jail.

The man was charged with drug manufacturing with intent to deliver and unlawful possession of a firearm. The woman was charged with drug manufacturing with intent to deliver and possession of heroin.

Task Force officers were tracking the couple for awhile, and followed them from their Lynnwood home to the Arlington Municipal Airport north of Everett, where they were arrested without incident Saturday.

Officers had already been approved for a search warrant for their home and vehicle, where they reportedly discovered the drugs, money and two guns with ammunition.

The couple told investigators that while they were unemployed, they visited casinos three to five times a week, authorities said.