Vancouver, Wash. -- On December 13, 2017, the Lewis County Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team (JNET), DEA and the Safe Streets Task Force served a search warrant at the residence of Santiago Carrillo-Piz located at 9501 NE 5th Street in Vancouver Washington. During this investigation it was learned Santiago Carrillo-Piz came to Vancouver to take over a methamphetamine distribution business after his brother, Martin Carrillo-Piz, was arrested in September 2017 (see information below for information on that investigation and arrest). The current investigation resulted in the recovery of approximately 22.5 pounds of methamphetamine and over $15,000 United Stated Currency from 9501 NE 5th Street. Santiago Carrillo-Piz was arrested and is in federal custody.
On September 15, 2017, the Safe Streets Task Force served a search warrant at the residence of Martin Carrillo-Piz located at 9411 NE Pinecreek Street in Vancouver Washington. During this investigation, the Safe Streets Task Force seized 30 pounds of methamphetamine and $35,304 United States Currency. Martin Carrillo-Piz, 41, the subject of this investigation, was arrested and is in federal custody related to a variety of controlled substance related crimes. Information was developed that every month approximately 200 pounds of methamphetamine and 40 pounds of heroin were being distributed from the Pinecreek residence over the past year.
The investigation is ongoing and nothing further is releasable at this time.