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Day-in-the-life video highlights the increase of cartel activity, addiction, homelessness and violence in unincorporated Snohomish County

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Spend an afternoon patrolling unincorporated Snohomish County with Sheriff’s Deputy Pike through the eye of an HD camera. In the video, Deputy Pike, 27 provides some startling insights on the state of crime and addition in unincorporated Snohomish County.

As J425 readers may or may not know, the I-5 corridor from 128th to 164th — specifically the west side of the freeway — has become an increasingly violent and gang-controlled area.

This video highlights drug retail activity at a Motel 6 we’ve all passed on I-5 numerous times. Deputy Pike also details a spate of murders, rapes and other serious crimes that haver occurred in the area.

At any one time, the Sheriff’s Department has just five officers on duty to cover a population the size of Tacoma, according to Pike.

The video, courtesy of Snohomish County Sheriff’s Facebook, provides a closer look at a day in the life of a deputy sheriff serving and protecting the residents of Snohomish County.