Following a months-long investigation, Narcotics Unit detectives and SWAT officers on Tuesday seized two dozen firearms and large quantities of fentanyl and other drugs, and arrested a suspected narcotics trafficker outside of Seattle.
SWAT officers arrested the 43-year-old suspect outside an Issaquah hardware store, and later served a warrant at the man’s Renton home where they recovered:
-644 grams of fentanyl powder (capable of producing approximately 300,000 counterfeit M30 pills)
-Approximately 3,000 fentanyl pills
-3,039 grams of methamphetamine
-310 grams of heroin
-242 grams of Xanax tablets
-1,667 grams of cocaine
-13 doses of fentanyl in vials
-209 grams of suboxone
Officers also found:
-17 handguns (semi-automatic and revolver)
-Four semi-automatic rifles
-Two high-caliber, bolt action rifles with scopes
Detectives booked the suspect, a convicted felon who is prohibited from owning firearms, into the King County Jail for weapons and narcotics charges.
Overdose deaths in King County have exploded in recent years and SPD’S narcotics unit continues to focus on disrupting the fentanyl trade in our region. While trafficking narcotics is illegal, Washington State’s Good Samaritan law means you can report an overdose without fear of prosecution. Some SPD officers now carry naloxone to treat overdoses as well. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please reach out to the Alcohol and Drug Help Line at 206-722-3700 for 24/7 assistance.
Article Source: News from City of Seattle