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Investigation of duct tape-wrapped body leads to drugs, cash

Associated Press - November 23, 2007 11:15 PM ET

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, Wash. (AP) - Police investigating the death of a man whose body was found near Interstate 5 in a sleeping bag bound with duct tape were led to a Lynnwood home full of drugs and cash.

Police have not explained how the death is connected to the drug cache but two men were arrested at the home for investigation of drug possession.

Mountlake Terrance police say it was not immediately clear whether the men, aged 63 and 57, were involved in the man's death.

Police say the men were found Wednesday, along with cocaine, marijuana, several pounds of heroin and a large amount of cash in the home.

The man whose body was found Wednesday was in his mid 40s but he has not been identified.

An autopsy is planned.

Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Drug Enforcement Administration agents are working with Mountlake Terrace police.

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