Pawn Shop Springfield Oregon
A Springfield man is one of 10 people charged in a Washington drug trafficking case that authorities have been investigating for two years.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday that arrests had been made in the case.
Among the 10 defendants is Vincent Phillip Corsaletti, 51, of Springfield.
According to an indictment, Corsaletti is accused of working with others to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine.
The arrests were made after a task force led by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration conducted raids at 14 addresses in the Seattle and Tacoma areas, and at other locations in Springfield, authorities said.
Investigators searched a landscaping business, an auto wrecking yard, a motorsports/boat business and a pawn shop.
Springfield police confirmed they were involved in Corsaletti’s arrest but declined to provide details because it is part of a broader federal case.
Federal prosecutors said that during the course of the investigation, authorities seized more than $350, 000 in cash and more than 30 pounds of methamphetamine, cocaine and firearms.
The defendants allegedly transported drugs and money in hidden compartments of vehicles.
The defendants range in age from 21 to 51. They are being prosecuted in U.S. District Court in Tacoma.